The Old Print Shop

The United States of America.

  • ARTIST: J. H. Colton

  • PUBLISHER: Published by J.H.Colton & Co., No. 172 William St. New York.

  • MEDIUM: Handcolored engraving,

    DATE: 1855.

  • EDITION SIZE: 15 1/2 x 26" (394 x 660 mm) plus margins.

  • DESCRIPTION: A decorative and well-engraved map from "Colton's General Atlas." A nice overall map of the U.S. that displays the early western states configurations of the time. A large Nebraska that encompasses all of todays Montana, Dakotas and Wyoming. Oregon and Washington both extend eastward encompassing todays Idaho. A oversize "Kanzas" and Utah. Notes proposed two transcontinental railway routes that would not be built until after the Civil War..


  • CONDITION: Good condition save for a minor vertical stain along centerfold. Original hand coloring.