Auction 126, Lot 161

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

Subject: Eastern United States

Period: 1862 (dated)

Publication: Victor's History of the Southern Rebellion

Color: Hand Color

16.3 x 14.5 inches
41.4 x 36.8 cm

This unusual, Civil War period map covers the United States east of the 103rd meridian, including Dakota Territory, Nebraska, eastern Colorado, and most of Texas. The map exhibits interesting details; 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: B+

The binding trim has been replaced with matching paper. There is a nearly invisible binding tear that has been repaired with archival tape on verso. No other flaws, a nice example.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/3/2008