Auction 157, Lot 169

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

Subject: Eastern United States, Civil War

Period: 1861 (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 105th 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 numerous forts. This 1861 edition misspells the state of Colorado as Colorada, which was corrected in the 1862 edition. Four tiny ships sailing in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico symbolize the Union blockade of the Confederacy. Printed on thin banknote-style paper.

References: Phillips (Maps) p. 909.

Condition: B

Issued folding and now flattened and backed with tissue to reinforce and repair a 3" binding tear at right and a fold separation that extends 1.3" into the image at top. There are two faint tape stains (tape is not present) and the left side margin has been extended to accommodate framing, with minor loss of the neatline at top left.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $300

Closed on 5/4/2016