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Auction 172, Lot 116

"Colton's Map of the United States of America, the British Provinces, Mexico and the West Indies. Showing the Country from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean", Colton, G.W. & C.B.

Subject: United States

Period: 1884 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

51.6 x 33.6 inches
131.1 x 85.3 cm
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This large two-sheet pocket map depicts the United States just a few years before a number of northwestern states achieved statehood. Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Washington, Utah and Oklahoma remain territories, with Oklahoma still named Indian Territory. There is good detail of towns, roads, and railroads throughout the country, including the recently completed Northern Pacific Railroad extending through Montana and into Washington. Issued folding on two separate sheets of banknote style paper, folding into brown cloth-covered boards with gilt titling.


Condition: A

A few insignificant spots, tiny separations at fold intersections, and very minor toning along a few folds and in the center where the sheets were glued onto the covers. The covers are moderately worn.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 4/17/2019