Colton - Osher


15/Oct/14 / 16:23 / admin

This map is a beautiful 1855 first edition example of Colton’s map of Maine. It covers the entire state as well as adjacent parts of Canada. Like most of Colton’s state maps, this map is largely derived from an earlier wall map of North America produced by Colton and D. Griffing Johnson. Colton identifies various cities, towns, forts, rivers, rapids, fords, and an assortment of additional topographical details. This map is hand colored in pink, green, yellow and blue pastels to define county and state boundaries. Surrounded by Colton’s typical spiral motif border. Dated and copyrighted to J. H. Colton, 1855. Published from Colton’s 172 William Street Office in New York City. Issued as page no. 9 in volume 1 of the first edition of George Washington Colton’s 1855 Atlas of the World.