Auction 171, Lot 297

"Colton's Virginia & West Virginia", Colton, G.W. & C.B.

Subject: Virginia & West Virginia

Period: 1873 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

16 x 13.3 inches
40.6 x 33.8 cm

A nice pocket map issued 12 years after West Virginia seceded from Virginia as a result of the Civil War. County configurations are current to 1871 with the addition of Summers County from Greenbrier in West Virginia. Highly detailed, the map presents towns, cities, railroads, canals, and wagon roads. Includes inset maps of Richmond and Norfolk. Folds into brown cloth boards (3.5 x 4.9") with gilt title on the front cover.


Condition: B+

Issued folding with scattered foxing and staining along the left border where the map was adhered to the rear board (as issued). Light wear to covers.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $110

Closed on 2/6/2019