Lot 117: Colton's pocket map of Western U.S. 1869

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2015-11-19 15:16:34


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Lot 117: Author: Colton, George Woolworth and Charles B. Colton Title: Colton's Map of the States and Territories West of the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean Showing the Overland Routes, Projected Railroad Lines, &c Place Published: New York Publisher: Published by G. W. Colton and C. B. Colton & Co. Date Published: 1869 Description: Lithographed map, hand-colored in outline. 67.7x99 cm (26?x39") plus decorative border, folding into gilt-lettered blindstamped cloth covers, 15.7x10.5 cm (6 ?x4 ?"). Detailed map of the American West just as it was opened to settlement by the transcontinental railroad, which is shown complete from Chicago to the Pacific (it was completed on May 10th, 1869). Detached from folder, with small piece of border remaining with the folder; map fine or nearly so, with some small splits at folds. Provenance: D. Heald, 2/00. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $1500-2500
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