New York: G.W. and C.B. Colton & Co., 1855. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York. No.43." This map is from one of many variations of reprints from Colton's original "General Atlas," that was printed from 1857 through 1888. Joseph Hutchins Colton (1800-1893) founded the family publishing house in 1831, which remained a major American atlas publisher throughout the 19th century. G.W. (George Woolworth) Colton (1827-1901), Along with brother, C.B. (Charles B.) Colton (1832-1916), took control of the company around 1865. It is a steel engraving. Baltimore is divided into hand colored numbered sections surrounded by the renowned Colton decorative outside border. Displays street names, cemeteries, railroad tracks and stations and major buildings including Fort McHenry., featuring the North West, Main and Middle branches of the Patapsco River. The map title is located in the lower left corner and the one mile scale is located just left of the lower right. Simple compass rose is located in upper right corner. The reverse page contains detailed historical and 1855-1860 census statistics on a variety of subjects regarding the state of Delaware. Minor foxing outside border in margin. Size of Map: 33.5cm X 41cm (13 1/4" X 16") Framed. #45461. Near Fine.
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Philadelphia: 1860. A leaf from Mitchell's New General Atlas, Containing Maps of the Various Counties of the World, Plans of Cities, Etc. Embraced in Forty-Seven Quarto Maps, Forming a Series of Sevety-Six Maps and Plans, Together with Valuable Statistical Tables. Full color by county. Map measures 38.1 x 31.75 cm. or approximately 15 x 12.5 inches. Archivally matted. #53611. Near Fine.
San Francisco: Francis, Valentine & Company, 1882. Scarce lithographed map of Sinaloa, hand-colored in outline with two large insets that are hand colored, backed, folded, and bound in original black cloth boards with gilt title to front cover. Includes 19 page booklet with "Statistical and Geological Notes Accompanying the Map of Sinaloa." Sinaloa is located in northwestern Mexico and is rich in minerals. One inset map shows the geology of the state and the other shows the "Ethnological-Linguistical" makeup. A third inset shows the "Profile of Sinaloa, following the road from Mazatlan to Durango" (uncolored). Crease to front page of booklet and minor dampstaining / soiling to edges of most pages. Light foxing to several pages. The large map of Sinaloa is mounted on linen and folds out (as issued). The cloth backing is foxed with minor fraying along the edges. The map itself is clean overall with light foxing. The booklet and title page are present, but no longer attached to the binding, which is split along the spine. Open tear to margin of title page, not affecting the title. There is a large open tear to the bookcloth along the front cover of the book and a closed tear to spine. Heavy wear to edges of boards and minor soiling / dampstaining / bubbling to cloth and minor soiling to edges of endpapers and edges of textblock / map creases. Includes two laid in (unlabeled) modern maps of the same region. This map, especially with accompanying booklet, is quite scarce with only three noted copies in library holdings according to OCLC. Map size: 91 x 74 cm. Two additional libraries are noted as having the map only (PBA Galleries).