Auction 117, Lot 151

"Colton's United States shewing the Military Stations Forts &c.", Colton, Joseph Hutchins

Subject: Eastern United States

Period: 1861 (dated)

Publication: Victor's History of the Southern Rebellion

Color: Hand Color

16 x 15 inches
40.6 x 38.1 cm

Unusual, folding Civil War period map of the United States that extends to about the 103rd meridian to include Dakota and most of Texas. The map includes great detail showing the Pony Express Route, railroads, U.S. Mail routes and other important roads together with hundreds of forts. Four tiny ships sailing in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico symbolize the Union blockade of the Confederacy.


Condition: A

Folding, as issued. Printed on fine banknote paper with original color. Just a trace of offsetting in a line above the main map image. Close trimmed at left as issued. A near fine example.

Estimate: $375 - $425


Closed on 12/6/2006