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Auction 153, Lot 271

"[Lot of 3] Colton's Kentucky and Tennessee [and] Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee [and] Colton's Kentucky and Tennessee", Colton

Subject: Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Ohio

Period: 1855-67 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

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A. Colton's Kentucky and Tennessee, by J.H. Colton & Co., dated 1855 (16.5 x 13.0"). This striking map delineates the counties of Kentucky and Tennessee and shows their cities, towns, villages, roads, railroads, and post offices as well. Despite the copyright date of 1855, the county configuration is accurate to 1860, with counties such as Boyd and Magoffin appearing in Kentucky. Portions of neighboring states are also shown. Surrounded by Colton's trademark strapwork border. Condition: A few light spots and minor show-through of text on verso. There are a few short edge tears and toning in the blank margins.

B. Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee, by J.H. Colton & Co., dated 1858 (10.8 x 12.9"). This map centers on Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee, illustrating the counties, principal towns and cities, canals, battlefields, and railroads in each. The county configuration is up-to-date to 1854, four years before the copyright. An inset at top left details Cincinnati and its surroundings. Includes a floral border. Condition: Clean and bright with an abrasion at bottom in Georgia.

C. Colton's Kentucky and Tennessee, by G.W. and C.B. Colton & Co., circa 1867 (26.8 x 16.3"). This double-page map focuses on Kentucky and Tennessee but provides good detail of bordering states too. Counties, towns and cities, rivers, railroads, roads, and topographical detail are shown. The shape of Metcalfe and Morgan counties in Kentucky suggest that the county configuration is current to 1866. The map is framed by a decorative border. Condition: There are a couple of faint spots. In the blank margins there are a few small chips and tiny edge tears, as well as toning.


Condition: B+

See description above.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $75

Closed on 5/20/2015