1855 COLTON’S GENERAL ATLAS MAP OF KENTUCKY AND TENNESSEE

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  • Pre-American Civil War Era
  • Large Size
  • Vivid colors
  • Condition A-
  • C.O.A. Included

1 in stock

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1855 Map of Tennessee and Kentucky extracted from Colton’s General Atlas- Authentic 165 year old pre- American Civil War era wonderfully colored Atlas map and accompanying certificate of authenticity. G.W. & C. B. Colton was a prominent family firm of mapmakers who were leaders in the American map trade in the nineteenth century. Its founder, Joseph Hutchins Colton (1800-1893), was a Massachusetts native, born in 1800. In 1830, he was in New York City where he set up his publishing business a year later. In 1846, Colton published Colton’s Map of the United States of America, British Possessions . . . his first venture into the wall map business. This work would be issued until 1884 and was the first of several successful wall maps issued by the firm, including collaborative works with D.G. Johnson. From the 1840s to 1855, was one of the primary publishers of guidebooks and immigrant and railroad maps, known for the high-quality steel plate engravings with decorative borders and hand watercolors. Later, it published a number of Civil War maps In 1855, Colton finally issued his first atlas, Colton’s Atlas of the World, issued in two volumes in 1855 and 1856, but later, in 1857, the work was reduced to a single volume under the title of Colton’s General Atlas, which was published in largely the same format until 1888. It is in this work that George Woolworth (G. W.) Colton’s name appears for the first time. Born in 1827 and lacking formal training as a mapmaker, G. W. joined his father’s business and would later help it to thrive. His brother Charles B. (C. B.) Colton would also join the firm. J.H. Colton also published a number of smaller atlases and school geographies, including his Atlas of America (1854-56), his Illustrated Cabinet Atlas (1859), Colton’s Condensed Cabinet Atlas of Descriptive Geography (1864) and Colton’s Quarto Atlas of the World (1865). From 1850 to the early 1890s, the firm also published several school atlases and pocket maps. The firm continued until the late 1890s, when it merged with a competitor and then ceased to trade under the name Colton.

TITLE: Kentucky and Tennessee

SUBJECT: States of TN, KY, IL, IN, OH, MO, WV, VA, NC, SC, GA, AL & MS

YEAR: 1855

CARTOGRAPHER: G. Woolworth Colton

PUBLISHER: J.H. Colton and Company

PLACE: New York, NY SCALE: 1 inch = 30 miles

SHEET SIZE: 17 1/2 x 14 3/8 inches

IMAGE SIZE: 16 1/2 x 13 inches

FEATURES: States of Tennessee and Kentucky along with partial states as listed above.

ENGRAVING METHOD: steel plate on wood pulp paper

COLOR: yes

VERSO: Statistical data for the state of Ohio

CENTERFOLD: none

CONDITION: A-

NOTABLE BLEMISHES : 4 small brown dots, 3 blank corners chipped.

 

Additional information

Weight 14 oz
Dimensions 20 × 16 × 1 in

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