"Virginia", Colton, Joseph Hutchins
Period: 1855 (dated)
Publication: Atlas of the World
Color: Hand Color
15.8 x 12.8 inches
40.1 x 32.5 cm
Nice map of pre-Civil War Virginia, before the separation of West Virginia in 1863. West Virginia is one of only two states formed during the Civil War; the other is Nevada. The map provides fine detail of towns, roads, canals, railways and much topographical information. At upper right are two inset maps: Richmond Henrico County, Manchester and Spring Hill; and Norfolk, Portsmouth and Gosport. All surrounded by Colton's decorative scroll border.