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1859 - Colton's Patagonia, South Orkney or Powell's Group, Falkland Islands, and South Georgia Island - Antique Map

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Item number: SAM239
Genuine Antique Map

1859

Maker: Colton.

 

Black and white antique map 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). Shows political boundaries, cities, towns, mountains, rivers, and bodies of water. There are a few notes about rivers that may or may not exist and a couple of notes about which European has visited. 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 antique condition, paper is toned overall, with some tiny minor spots. Measures approx. 16 x 13 inches to the outside of the decorative border. 

 

Item Number: SAM239