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Colton's Virginia and West Virginia.

  • ARTIST: J. H. Colton

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

  • MEDIUM: Engraving,

    DATE: 1866

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

  • DESCRIPTION: A fine map from "Colton's General Atlas." 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.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: From an 1869 edition of the atlas.

  • CONDITION: Good condition with original color.

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  • CATEGORIES: Maps , Pocket map