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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Colton, J. H.
Date:
1862
Short Title:
Colton's New Railroad & County Map Of The United States.
Publisher:
Sampson Low, Son & Co.
London
Publisher:
J.H. Colton
New York
Type:
Case Map
Obj Height cm:
84
Obj Width cm:
99
Scale 1:
3,041,280
Note:
Civil War map - Confederacy green, North red, border states yellow. A pasted down sheet in the bottom margin explains the color coding and gives population statistics for the three regions. There is an ad for "Colton's...Complete Series of War Maps" on the verso of the cover and a pasted down list of Union and Confederate Political and Military leaders on the verso of the map. The map was sold in London by Sampson Low, Son & Co., by arrangement with Colton. All the prices quoted for Colton's maps on the paste down are in pounds. There was great demand in England for maps of the American Civil War, and Colton exploited it by providing his maps to English map sellers. W.H. has an identical copy of this map sold by Crutchly. Stanford also sold this map under his imprint. Full color. Dissected into 32 sections. Folds into dark green cloth covers 23x14.5 with a green paper label reading "Colton's Map Of Thr (sic) The United States Of America And The Canadas."
Reference:
Stephenson 25.7.
Country:
Canada; United States
Event:
U.S. Civil War
Subject:
Railroad
Full Title:
Colton's New Railroad & County Map Of The United States, The Canadas &c. Published By J.H. Colton, No. 172 William St., New York 1862. Entered ... 1861 by J.H. Colton ... New York. (inset) Colton's Map of the United States Showing the Proposed Railroad Routes To The Pacific Ocean. (inset) Southern Part Of Florida.
List No:
3358.001
Series No:
2
Publication Author:
Colton, J. H.
Pub Date:
1862
Pub Title:
Colton's New Railroad & County Map Of The United States, The Canadas &c. Published By J.H. Colton, No. 172 William St., New York 1862. Entered ... 1861 by J.H. Colton ... New York. (inset) Colton's Map of the United States Showing the Proposed Railroad Routes To The Pacific Ocean. (inset) Southern Part Of Florida.
Pub Reference:
Stephenson 25.7.
Pub Note:
See note field above.
Pub List No:
3358.000
Pub Type:
Case Map
Pub Maps:
1
Pub Height cm:
23
Pub Width cm:
15
Image No:
3358001
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 1998
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