Antique hand colored map of California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona. Original hand coloring, good detail of landforms and water bodies, towns, counties as they existed, some major routes, and Native American regions. The Colton firm refused to compromise quality, choosing to compete for sales in the finer quality international market rather than the inexpensive domestic one. Because of this, all maps were engraved by steel plates rather than by wax engraving which was the most common method used at this time. Fair to good condition with some toning and some paper loss in margins. Paper is fragile. Should frame and display very nicely. Decorative border, approx. 16.75 x 26.25 inches. Price adjusted for condition.
Item Number: WES155