Auction 140, Lot 151

"Colton's United States Shewing the Military Stations, Forts &c.", Colton, Joseph Hutchins

Subject: Eastern United States, Civil War

Period: 1862 (dated)

Publication: Victor's History of the Southern Rebellion

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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. Printed on thin banknote-style paper.

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Condition: B+

There is a binding trim at lower left but still ample room for framing, and a few small stains primarily near North Carolina. Issued folding with a hint of toning at top.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/23/2012

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