COLTON'S TERRITORY OF ALASKA (RUSSIAN AMERICA) CEDED BY RUSSIA TO THE UNITED STATES.

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G. W. & C. B. Colton


Colton's Territory of Alaska (Russian America) Ceded by Russia to the United States.

Engraving handcolored, 1867-72.
14 1/2 x 23 7/8" (367 x 607 mm ) plus decorative border and margins.
Good condition with original color.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 71840
Price: $225.00
Publisher : Published by G. W. & C. B. Colton, 172 William Street, New York.
One of the first maps of Alaska after its purchase by the United States from Russia. This purchase, instigated by U.S. Secretary of State William Seward, took place on August 1st, 1867. At the time of its purchase it was popularly called “Seward’s Folly.” Isothermal lines are shown printed in red. This map appeared in 1867-68 editions of Colton's General Atlas. Maps

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