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Auction 99, Lot 146

"Colton's United States Showing the Military Stations, Forts &c.", Colton, Joseph Hutchins

Subject: United States

Period: 1862 (dated)

Publication: Victors History of the Southern Rebellion

Color: Hand Color

17.2 x 14.5 inches
43.7 x 36.8 cm

Extends west to about the 103rd Meridian to include Dakota and Texas. Fine detail of railroads, mail routes, forts, etc., and locates the Pony Express Route. The four ships off the southern coast symbolize the Union blockade. Geographic detail appears to date from Colton's map of the U.S. dated 1855.


Condition: A+

The finest example of this sheet we've seen. Backed with Japanese tissue and pressed.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $425

Closed on 6/12/2002