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Colton, G.W.
Patagonia ... South Orkney . …
1856
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Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title Patagonia (with) South Orkney Or Powell's Group. (with) Falkland Islands (with) South Georgia Island. Published By J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. 63.
Note Patagonia and each group of islands is shown on a separate uncolored map (four total) surrounded by a decorative border.
Colton, G.W.
Europe.
1856
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Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title Europe. Published By J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. 1.
Note In full color by country.
Colton, G.W.
England and Wales.
1856
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Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title England And Wales. (with) Scilly Isles. Published By J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. 2-3.
Note In full color by county. The counties of England and Wales are listed beside the map.
Colton, G.W.
The Environs Of London.
1856
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Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title The Environs Of London. Published By J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. 4.
Note An uncolored map of London stretching to Richmond to the west and Barking to the east.
Colton, G.W.
Scotland.
1856
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Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title Scotland. (with) two inset maps: Orkney Isles and Shetland Isles. Published By J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. 5.
Note In full color by county.
Colton, G.W.
Ireland.
1856
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Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title Ireland. Published By J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. 6.
Note In full color by county.
Colton, G.W.
France.
1856
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Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title France (with) Corsica. Published By J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. 7.
Note In full color by region.
Colton, G.W.
The Environs Of Paris.
1856
World Atlas
Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title The Environs Of Paris. Published By J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. 8.
Note Paris shown without color. Map extends from Versailles in the west to Neuilly-sur-Marne in the east.
Colton, G.W.
Spain and Portugal.
1856
World Atlas
Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title Spain And Portugal. (with) inset map of Gibraltar. Published By J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. 9.
Note In full color by region. The Balearic Islands are included.
Colton, G.W.
Cover: Colton's atlas of the …
1856
World Atlas
Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title (Covers to) Colton's Atlas Of The World, Illustrating Physical And Political Geography. By George W. Colton. Accompanied By Descriptions Geographical, Statistical, And Historical, By Richard Swainson Fisher, M.D. Complete In One Volume. New York: J.H. Colton And Company, No. 172 William, Corner Beekman Street. London: Trubner And Company, No. 12 Paternoster Row. 1856. Entered ... One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty-five, by J.H. Colton And Company ... New York.
Colton, G.W.
Half Title: Colton's Atlas O …
1856
World Atlas
Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title (Half Title Page to) Colton's Atlas Of The World, Illustrating Physical And Political Geography. By George W. Colton. Accompanied By Descriptions Geographical, Statistical, And Historical, By Richard Swainson Fisher, M.D. Complete In One Volume. New York: J.H. Colton And Company, No. 172 William, Corner Beekman Street. London: Trubner And Company, No. 12 Paternoster Row. 1856. Entered ... One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty-five, by J.H. Colton And Company ... New York.
Note This large one volume 1856 edition is scarcer than the two volume edition. Initially, Colton's atlas was published by subscription (see our subscribers salesman's book) and in parts, then in a two volume edition with the first volume (North and South America) issued in 1855 and the second volume (Europe, Asia, etc.)in 1856. This atlas was the first world atlas produced by Colton, after many years of issuing pocket maps, wall maps, guides, and maps for books. The atlas was one of the finest and most accurate of the period - it had a long publishing run, continuing for over thirty years (with the title changed to Colton's General Atlas after 1856). In this issue, the Texas map is single page, 2nd state. New Mexico and Utah 2nd state. Bound into quarter leather embossed brown cloth covered boards with "Colton's Atlas Of The World" and an illustration stamped in gold. The same title is stamped on the spine. Full color maps.
Colton, G.W.
Title Page: Colton's atlas o …
1856
World Atlas
Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title (Title Page to) Colton's Atlas Of The World, Illustrating Physical And Political Geography. By George W. Colton. Accompanied By Descriptions Geographical, Statistical, And Historical, By Richard Swainson Fisher, M.D. Complete In One Volume. New York: J.H. Colton And Company, No. 172 William, Corner Beekman Street. London: Trubner And Company, No. 12 Paternoster Row. 1856. Entered ... One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty-five, by J.H. Colton And Company ... New York.
Note This large one volume 1856 edition is scarcer than the two volume edition. Initially, Colton's atlas was published by subscription (see our subscribers salesman's book) and in parts, then in a two volume edition with the first volume (North and South America) issued in 1855 and the second volume (Europe, Asia, etc.)in 1856. This atlas was the first world atlas produced by Colton, after many years of issuing pocket maps, wall maps, guides, and maps for books. The atlas was one of the finest and most accurate of the period - it had a long publishing run, continuing for over thirty years (with the title changed to Colton's General Atlas after 1856). In this issue, the Texas map is single page, 2nd state. New Mexico and Utah 2nd state. Bound into quarter leather embossed brown cloth covered boards with "Colton's Atlas Of The World" and an illustration stamped in gold. The same title is stamped on the spine. Full color maps.
Colton, G.W.
(Publishers' Advertisement i …
1856
World Atlas
Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title (Publishers' Advertisement in) Colton's Atlas Of The World, Illustrating Physical And Political Geography. By George W. Colton. Accompanied By Descriptions Geographical, Statistical, And Historical, By Richard Swainson Fisher, M.D. Complete In One Volume. New York: J.H. Colton And Company, No. 172 William, Corner Beekman Street. London: Trubner And Company, No. 12 Paternoster Row. 1856. Entered ... One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty-five, by J.H. Colton And Company ... New York.
Colton, G.W.
Index: Atlas of the World.
1856
World Atlas
Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title (Index to) Colton's Atlas Of The World, Illustrating Physical And Political Geography. By George W. Colton. Accompanied By Descriptions Geographical, Statistical, And Historical, By Richard Swainson Fisher, M.D. Complete In One Volume. New York: J.H. Colton And Company, No. 172 William, Corner Beekman Street. London: Trubner And Company, No. 12 Paternoster Row. 1856. Entered ... One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty-five, by J.H. Colton And Company ... New York.
Colton, G.W.
Mountains & Rivers.
1856
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Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title Mountains & Rivers. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855, by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. II-No. III.
Note In full color with the mountains increasing in size from left to right and the rivers decreasing in length from left to right.
Colton, G.W.
Comparative Size of Lakes an …
1856
World Atlas
Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title Comparative Size of Lakes and Islands. (with) four maps: Lakes in the Western Hemisphere, ... Eastern Hemisphere, Islands in the Western Hemisphere, ... Eastern Hemisphere. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855, by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. IV.
Note All four uncolored maps shown within the same decorative border.
Colton, G.W.
Map of The World Illustratin …
1856
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Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title Map of The World Illustrating the principal features of The Land And The Co-Tidal Lines. (with) Map of The World Showing the principal Ocean Currents & Boundaries of River Systems. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. V.
Note Two maps included inside a decorative border and in full color. Extensive notes included on the maps explaining their features.
Colton, G.W.
Map of The World Illustratin …
1856
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Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title Map of The World Illustrating The Principal Features Of Meteorology. (with) Rain Map (with) Map of The World Showing the Distribution And Limits of Cultivation of The Principal Plants Useful To Mankind. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. VI.
Note Two full color maps with a small inset rain map included with the meteorological map. The map of plants lacks the detailed information given in the other three.
Colton, G.W.
Map of The World Showing ... …
1856
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Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title Map of The World Showing the Geographical Distribution & Range of The Principal Members of The Animal Kingdom (with) Bird Map (with) Map of The World Illustrating the Productive Industry Of Various Countries, & exhibiting the principal features of Commerce And Navigation. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. VII.
Note In full color with detailed description of map features.
Colton, G.W.
Colton's Map Of The World On …
1856
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Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title Colton's Map Of The World On Mercator's Projection. Published by J.H. Colton And Co. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. VIII-IX.
Note In full color by country with routes of the explorers shown in the oceans.
Colton, G.W.
Western Hemisphere.
1856
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Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title Western Hemisphere. Published by J.H. Colton And Co. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. X.
Note In full color.
Colton, G.W.
Eastern Hemisphere.
1856
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Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title Eastern Hemisphere. Published by J.H. Colton And Co. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. XI.
Note In full color.
Colton, G.W.
Northern Regions.
1856
World Atlas
Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title Northern Regions. Published by J.H. Colton And Co. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. XII.
Note A polar projection lacking color.
Colton, G.W.
Southern Regions.
1856
World Atlas
Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title Southern Regions. Published by J.H. Colton And Co. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. XIII.
Note Antarctica using a polar projection. Routes of the explorers shown including dates of exploration. Uncolored.
Colton, G.W.
North America.
1856
World Atlas
Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title North America. Published by J.H. Colton And Co. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. 2.
Note In full color by state, country or region.
Colton, G.W.
British, Russian & Danish Po …
1856
World Atlas
Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title Northern America. British, Russian & Danish Possessions In North America. Published by J.H. Colton And Co. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. 3.
Note In full color.
Colton, G.W.
New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, …
1856
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Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Id. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton ... New York. No. 4.
Note In full color.
Colton, G.W.
Canada East Or Lower Canada …
1856
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Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title Canada East Or Lower Canada And New Brunswick. (with) Vicinity of Montreal. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. 5.
Note In full color.
Colton, G.W.
Canada West or Upper Canada.
1856
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Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title Canada West Or Upper Canada. (with) two inset maps: Wolf Island At The Commencement Of The River St. Lawrence and Vicinity Of The Welland Canal & Niagara Falls. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton ... New York. No. 6.
Note In full color.
Colton, G.W.
The United States Of America …
1856
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Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title The United States Of America. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton ... New York. No. 7-8.
Note In full color by state.
Colton, G.W.
Maine.
1856
World Atlas
Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title Maine. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. 9.
Note In full color.
Colton, G.W.
New Hampshire.
1856
World Atlas
Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title New Hampshire. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton ... New York. No. 10.
Note In full color.
Colton, G.W.
Vermont.
1856
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Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title Vermont. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. 11.
Note In full color by county.
Colton, G.W.
Massachusetts And Rhode Isla …
1856
World Atlas
Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title Massachusetts And Rhode Island. (with) Vicinity of Boston. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. 12.
Note In full color.
Colton, G.W.
Map Of Boston And Adjacent C …
1856
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Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title Map Of Boston And Adjacent Cities. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. 13.
Note In full color. Areas in the Boston Harbor and the Mill Dam are sketched in with roads and open space.
Colton, G.W.
Connecticut.
1856
World Atlas
Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title Connecticut With Portions Of New York & Rhode Island. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. 14.
Note In full color by county. Long Island and the Sound are included without color.
Colton, G.W.
New York.
1856
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Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title New York. (with) two inset maps: Vicinity Of Niagara Falls, ... New York. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. 15.
Note In full color by county.
Colton, G.W.
Map Of New York And The Adja …
1856
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Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title Map Of New York And The Adjacent Cities. (with) Continuation Of The City & County Of New York On A Reduced Scale. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. 17-18.
Note In full color oriented with north to the right. Ellis Island, Governors Island and Blackwells (now Roosevelt) Islands are included.
Colton, G.W.
New Jersey.
1856
World Atlas
Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title New Jersey. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. 19.
Note In full color by county.
Colton, G.W.
Pennsylvania.
1856
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Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title Pennsylvania. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. 20.
Note In full color by county.
Colton, G.W.
Philadelphia.
1856
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Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title Philadelphia. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. 21.
Note In full color by area. Regions of the city are numbered but map lacks legend for them.
Colton, G.W.
Delaware And Maryland. (with …
1856
World Atlas
Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title Delaware And Maryland. (with) District of Columbia. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. 22.
Note In full color by county. Map explains the history of the Mason and Dixon Line. Inset map includes numbered references with key included. Population of Washington City and Georgetown from the 1850 census included.
Colton, G.W.
City Of Baltimore Maryland.
1856
World Atlas
Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title City Of Baltimore Maryland. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. 23.
Note In full color by region. The city is divided into a series of unreferenced numbers.
Colton, G.W.
Georgetown And The City Of W …
1856
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Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title Georgetown And The City Of Washington The Capital Of The United States Of America. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. 24.
Note In full color by area. Three views are shown: Smithsonian Institution, The Capitol and the Washington Monument.
Colton, G.W.
Virginia.
1856
World Atlas
Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title Virginia. (with) two inset maps: Richmond Henrico County, Manchester and Springhill Chesterfield Co., Norfolk, Portsmouth And Gosport. Published By J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. 25.
Note In full color by county.
Colton, G.W.
North Carolina.
1856
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Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title North Carolina. (with) Beaufort Harbor. Published By J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. 26.
Note In full color by county.
Colton, G.W.
South Carolina.
1856
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Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title South Carolina. (with) Plan Of Charleston, Vicinity & Harbor. Published By J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton ... New York. No. 27.
Note In full color by county.
Colton, G.W.
The City Of Savannah Georgia …
1856
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Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title The City Of Savannah Georgia. (with) The City of Charleston South Carolina. Published By J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. 28.
Note In full color. The Savannah map includes a history of the city and references to the numbered squares and wards. The Charleston map is also numbered but lacks a key.
Colton, G.W.
Georgia.
1856
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Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title Georgia. Published By J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. 29.
Note In full color by county.
Colton, G.W.
Florida.
1856
World Atlas
Authors Colton, G.W.
Full Title Florida. (with) Plan Of The Florida Keys. Published By J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. 30.
Note In full color by county.
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