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Auction 159, Lot 168

"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

16.3 x 14.5 inches
41.4 x 36.8 cm
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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 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.

References: cf. Phillips (Maps) p. 909.

Condition: B+

Issued folding and now flattened and backed with tissue to repair a 1.5 binding tear at left. Light toning.

Estimate: $200 - $250


Closed on 9/14/2016