"Colton's Kansas and Nebraska", Colton, Joseph Hutchins
Subject: Central United States - Kansas and Nebraska
Period: 1857 (dated)
Publication: Atlas of the World
Color: Hand Color
16.7 x 25.5 inches
42.4 x 64.8 cm
Early map in a vertical configuration covering only the eastern quarter of these young territories. Only 33 counties are organized in Nebraska and 39 in Kansas. The Santa Fe Road originates in Kansas City and The Route to Denver City is shown beginning at Doniphan, near Atchison. The proposed Pacific Railroads are shown but there are no completed lines within the territories. The Pony Express Route is also shown. There is no sign of Wichita, and Topeka is just a little town, while the capital is shown as Lecompton.
Good impression and coloring. Some light marginal staining into the map, and some damp stains in the margins and in right border.