Auction 136, Lot 181

"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+

A small tear at left enters the border, invisibly closed on verso with old gummed glassine tape, but with no show-through. Otherwise a fine example.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/1/2011