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Auction 125, Lot 167

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

Subject: Eastern United States

Period: 1862 (dated)

Publication: Victors History of the Southern Rebellion

Color: Hand Color

16.5 x 14.5 inches
41.9 x 36.8 cm
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This unusual Civil War period map extends west to about the 103rd Meridian to include Dakota and Texas, and part of the newly created Colorado. Fine detail of railroads, mail routes, forts, etc., and locates the Pony Express Route. Excellent detail of the railroads present at the beginning of the Civil War. The four ships off the southern coast symbolize the Union blockade. This edition is identical to the 1861 version except this map has the decorative border added and the spelling of "Shewing" in the title is updated.


Condition: B+

Nice impression and original hand coloring on fine banknote-style paper. Folding as issued with binding trim tear into map that is closed on verso.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/24/2008