Auction 137, Lot 268

"Colton's Alabama", Colton, Joseph Hutchins

Subject: Alabama

Period: 1859 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

12.3 x 15.3 inches
31.2 x 38.9 cm

This is an early Johnson and Browning imprint of one of Colton's famous series of pocket maps. The counties are highlighted in different colors with extensive detail of roads, railroads, towns and watershed. There is also uncolored detail of surrounding states. The map is printed on banknote paper and folds into blind stamped red cloth pocket covers with paper title labels "Colton's Map of Alabama" on both front and rear boards.


Condition: B+

Bright and clean map with one small split at a fold intersection and a small stain where the map is attached to its covers. Covers show light wear but are sound.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/14/2011