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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Colton, J. H.; Johnson, D. Griffing
Date:
1857
Short Title:
(Covers to) Map of The World
Publisher:
J.H. Colton
New York
Type:
Covers
Obj Height cm:
38
Obj Width cm:
41
Note:
Colton took over the publishing of this map from Johnson in 1849. This is a later Colton issue. Many updates have been made in North America, the Arctic, Africa, and elsewhere. The journey of a Frenchman around the world in 1854 to 1857 is shown in manuscript with interesting notes on the travel. Two stickers on the outside of the case are French in origin, further indicating that the map was most likely purchased in Paris by the Frenchman at the end of his journey in 1857 - showing that Colton was selling his maps in Europe at that time and that his maps were competitive with European maps - at least our traveler thought so. See our 1847 first edition by Johnson. Full color map with silk edging, dissected into 20 sections. Folds into half leather brown cloth covered boards 38x41 with ties, titled "Colton's World. New-York" stamped in gilt.
Reference:
Ristow p318.
Full Title:
(Covers to) Colton's Illustrated & Embellished Steel Plate Map of The World On Mercator's Projection, Compiled from the latest & most Authentic Sources Exhibiting the recent Arctic and Antarctic Discoveries & Explorations. Compiled, Drawn & Engraved By D.G. Johnson. Published By J.H. Colton And Co. No. 172 William St. New York. 1857. Entered ... 1848 by J.H. Colton ... New York. Entered ... 1846 by D. Griffing Johnson ... New York.
List No:
4572A
Series No:
1
Publication Author:
Johnson, D. Griffing; Colton, J. H.
Pub Date:
1857
Pub Title:
Colton's Illustrated & Embellished Steel Plate Map of The World On Mercator's Projection, Compiled from the latest & most Authentic Sources Exhibiting the recent Arctic and Antarctic Discoveries & Explorations. Compiled, Drawn & Engraved By D.G. Johnson. Published By J.H. Colton And Co. No. 172 William St. New York. 1857. Entered ... 1848 by J.H. Colton ... New York. Entered ... 1846 by D. Griffing Johnson ... New York.
Pub Reference:
Ristow p318.
Pub Note:
See note field above.
Pub List No:
4572.000
Pub Type:
Case Map
Pub Height cm:
38
Pub Width cm:
41
Image No:
4572A
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