Catalog Archive
Auction 99, Lot 176

"California", Colton, Joseph Hutchins

Subject: California

Period: 1855 (dated)

Publication: Atlas of the World

Color: Hand Color

12.6 x 15.5 inches
32 x 39.4 cm

One of the best mid-nineteenth century maps of California. Huge inset titled "City of San Francisco" shows the planned land expansion into the bay with the streets already drawn in. Two proposed railroad routes through the Central Valley and another west of the Coastal Range are labeled "Explored Route for Atlantic & Pacific R.R." A desirable map with Colton's strapwork borders.


Condition: A

Good impression and nice pastel coloring.

Estimate: $150 - $250

Sold for: $160

Closed on 6/12/2002