Auction 163, Lot 242

"Map Showing the Lands of the Alabama Mineral Land Company in the State of Alabama", Colton, G.W. & C.B.

Subject: Alabama

Period: 1890 (dated)


Color: Black & White

26.3 x 31.7 inches
66.8 x 80.5 cm

This large folding map shows lands for sale from the Alabama Mineral Land Company including "valuable agricultural lands, large bodies of yellow pine and hard wood, fine coal lands, rich iron ore lands, etc." Shaded areas represent lands owned by the Alabama Mineral Land Company. Lands colored in solid black have been sold, with the mineral rights still belonging to the Alabama Mineral Land Company. Counties, towns and cities, railroads, and rivers are named, and Montgomery, Selma, and Talladega appear as miniature grid-like plans. There is a color key beneath the title to identify iron ore and coal, but it has been left uncolored.


Condition: A

Issued folding with a hint of toning and a couple tiny separations at fold intersections.

Estimate: $140 - $170


Closed on 6/14/2017