Catalog Archive
Auction 95, Lot 120

"Colton's Traveler and Tourist's Guide-Book through the Western States and Territories, containing brief descriptions of each, with the routes and distances of the great lines of travel. Accompanied by a map.", Colton, Joseph Hutchins

Subject: Western United States

Period: 1856 (published)


Color: Hand Color

23.2 x 21.5 inches
58.9 x 54.6 cm

Folding map by J. Calvin Smith in full hand-color "Guide through Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin & Iowa. Showing the Township lines of the United States Surveys, Location of Cities, Towns, Villages, Post Hamlets, Canals, Rail and Stage Roads", 23.2 x 21.5". Ornate borders, vignette of Maidens Rock, fancy titling. Features terrific detail of roads and railroads. Statistical table at upper right. Tipped into original 4" x 6" pocket book titled "Colton's Traveler and Tourist's Guide-Book through the Western States and Territories…"


Condition: B

36 pp with light foxing and some water stains, none seriously distracting. The map is a great impression with strong color, no foxing or toning as often seen. Some intersection splits with no loss easily closed with conservation tape. Book cover is navy cloth with fine and heavy embossing and gilt in near mint condition. A really fine example of this book and map.

Estimate: $500 - $600


Closed on 6/13/2001