"Colton's North America", Colton, Joseph Hutchins
Subject: North America
Period: 1855 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
13.2 x 15.6 inches
33.5 x 39.6 cm
An attractive steel engraved map that is filled with political and topographical detail throughout. Alaska is Russian America, Nebraska extends to the Canadian border, the new Dakotah Territory has been carved out of Minnesota, and Washington is in its inverted "L" shape. Utah is shown in its fullest extent, the proposed Arizona Territory is shown below New Mexico, and Oklahoma is entirely Indian Territory. Surrounded by a decorative border.
There is pleasant light toning, a few spots of foxing, and minor chips confined to the blank margins. Two short edge tears also confined to the blank margins have been closed on verso with old tape.