"Missouri", Colton, Joseph Hutchins
Period: 1857 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
15 x 12.5 inches
38.1 x 31.8 cm
This is the scarce edition of Colton's atlas map on banknote-quality paper in pocket map format. The map contains good detail of political and county lines, roads, canals, rivers and railroads. It delineates the "Pacific RR, from St. Louis to Jefferson City", and the "Cairo & Fulton R.R." and a few others. Large inset map details the vicinity of St. Louis. The boot is included on the map, rather than in an inset. Surrounded by Colton's attractive border, it folds into red cloth boards stamped with gilt title and graphic elements. Original paper label on inside cover advertises the "Maps; Atlases, Guides, Books, etc" available from J.H. Colton and Co..
Map has some scattered foxing or toning, a few edge splits, staining where pasted into cover and upper right tip is torn away, not affecting map border. Covers are worn with spine barely intact.