Auction 126, Lot 249

"California", Colton, Joseph Hutchins

Subject: California

Period: 1858 (dated)

Publication: Illustrated Cabinet Atlas

Color: Hand Color

10.5 x 12.8 inches
26.7 x 32.5 cm

This map shows the entire state with Utah Territory border to the east. Early county development, wagon roads, railroads, cities and towns are detailed. The southern portion is composed of just three counties - Los Angeles, and the huge counties of San Bernardino and San Diego. A large Tulare Lake stands out. The Gold Regions contain the most detail. Maps from the Cabinet Atlas are uncommon; bounded by a unique floral border, they are always delicately colored in pastel shades.


Condition: B+

A few foxing spots in map, otherwise very good. Some marginal stains or foxing.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/3/2008