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Colton's Virginia & West Virginia.

  • ARTIST: J. H. Colton

  • PUBLISHER: Published by G. W. & C. B. Colton & Co. No 172 William St. New York.

  • MEDIUM: Lithograph,

    DATE: 1878.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 11 1/8 x 13 5/8" (28.4 x 34.8 mm) plus decorative scroll-work border and margins.

  • DESCRIPTION: A fine separately pocket map. Beautifully colored by county and with each state divided by a heavier red line. Shows railroads, roads, canals etc. In the upper right are two inset maps, "Richmond, Henrico County. Manchester and Springhill, Chesterfield Co." and "Norfolk, Portsmouth and Gosport." A relatively early map to show West Virginia. In 1861 at the outbreak of the American Civil War the Virginia was politically split; the eastern portion was aligned with the Confederacy and the western regions with the north. In 1863, West Virginia was admitted to the Union as a new separate state. Retains original embossed covers. On the inside front cover is an applied label advertising Colton's other offerings. Map is surrounded by a scrollwork border consisting of various flowers and vines and with a bird in each corner.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Bound into original embossed hard covers gilt title, "Colton's map of Virginia."

  • CONDITION: Good condition save for an occasional fox mark. Original hand coloring.


  • CATEGORIES: Maps , Pocket Maps