Colton’s China, 1855/1869. Detailed map of China, colored by provinces. Inset maps of Canton and Amoy. Shows Formosa and many Islands in the China Sea and Pacific. Shows towns,rivers, lakes, mountains, islands, etc. Features Colton’s signature decorative border.. A terrific regional map. Copyright date of 1855 but published in the 1869 Colton General Atlas by G. W. & C. B. Colton. Maps from the 1869 atlas are quite uncommon. Beautifully centered. Few tiny spots, mostly in margin. One bb-size spot in Yellow Sea. 12.75 x 15.5. One-inch repaired edge tear, else very good plus.Domestic: Flat-rate of $7.50 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.Location: This item ships from Ohio.
Joseph Hutchins Colton (1800 - 1893), known professionally as J.H. Colton, founded an American mapmaking company which was an international leader in the map publishing industry between 1831 and 1890. J.H. Colton Company maps were printed using engraved steel plates, which produced higher quality prints than maps made with less costly wax engravings. They were often individually hand watercolored and were recognized for their decorative borders.
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