Antique hand colored map by Colton, 1886, with states of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island showing townships, cities, towns, rivers, lakes, land forms, and railroads. 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. Good antique condition, paper is lightly toned overall with water stains at sides mostly outside margins, a few tiny spots, and a 2 inch separation along center crease that is easily repairable, approx. 17.5 x 26 inches.
Item Number: NEW078a