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Colton's Virginia.

  • ARTIST: J. H. Colton

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Johnson & Browning, 172 William St. New York.

  • MEDIUM: Engraving handcolored,

    DATE: 1860

  • EDITION SIZE: 11 1/8 x 13 5/8"283 x 347 mm) plus decorative scrollwork border and margins.

  • DESCRIPTION: A fine separately issued pocket map of Virginia show just before the Civil War. The plate for this map also appeared in "Colton's General Atlas” and first issued in 1855” In 1859, A.J. Johnson & Browning purchased the rights to published Colton’s atlas, then sold the rights back to Colton in 1860. Separately issued pocket maps, especially those published by Johnson & Browning are rarely seen. In the upper right are two inset maps, "Richmond, Henrico County. Manchester and Springhill, Chesterfield Co." and "Norfolk, Portsmouth and Gosport." Scarce.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Retains original gold embossed covers. 6/15/12 to conservator to remove case.

  • CONDITION: Good condition. Original coloring.


  • CATEGORIES: Maps , Pocket map