Auction 125, Lot 255

"Colton's Map of the State of Georgia", Colton, G.W. & C.B.

Subject: Georgia

Period: 1874 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
28 x 37 inches
71.1 x 94 cm

Lovely county pocket map of the state from the 1866 plates, here updated to 1874. Very detailed on a scale of 10 miles per inch, the map shows towns and villages, roads and railroads, watershed and swamps, mills and factories, and much more. Surrounded by a large and very decorative border. It folds into original brown cloth boards with embossed gilt titling. Inside cover pasted label advertises Colton's other maps, atlases and guide books. A desirable pocket map in near fine condition.

References:

Condition: A

A few tiny fold intersection splits with repairs on verso, common on a map of this size printed on thin banknote quality paper. Covers near fine less some brown spots.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $900

Closed on 9/24/2008

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