J. H. Colton. 1855.
Map, handcolored, 15 1/2 x 26 inches including decorative border on sheet 18 1/2 x 30 inches (wide margins), centrefold. Light soiling (including a couple of finger prints) and toning to margins, centrefold has been taped on verso with split to two ends of centrefold just entering lower edge of map at the lower edge, one tiny repaired tear at upper border, shape of Illinois has been traced, but this is only visible under raking light from verso; map would display very well. Very large Washington, Oregon (stretching from the Pacific to the Rockies): Utah and New Mexico (stretching from California to Nebraska / Kanzas / Texas); Nebraska (stretching from the Rockies to Minnesota); Kanzas (sic) from the Rockies to Missouri. A wonderful map contrasting the large open territories of the West with the more densely settled East. Item #35931