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1859 - Colton's Florida - Antique Map

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Item number: SOU382
Genuine Antique Hand-Colored Map

1859

Maker: Colton/Johnson & Browning.

 

Antique hand-colored map of Florida from Colton's Atlas of America Illustrating the Physical and Political Geography of North and South America and the West India Islands by George W. Colton,  1859.  The atlas title page indicates the atlas was published by J.H. Colton and Company, but each map in the atlas says it was published by Johnson & Browning (the addresses for both Colton/Johnson & Browning are the same).  Map is colored by county and includes railroads, proposed railroads, common roads, canals, forts, topographical details, etc. Features a decorative border, as well as an inset map showing the plan of the Florida Keys. 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 became the most common method used in the US. Very good overall antique condition with mild toning throughout, some areas of minor foxing (mainly outside the neatlines,). Measures approximately 13" x 15.75" to the outer edges of the decorative border. 

 

Item Number: SOU382