Map: 1864 Colton Pocket Map of Iowa -- Colton's Sectional Map of the State of IowaDate Printed: 1864 NYCCartographer: J. ColtonSize: 24 x 35 in.Condition: Map is good overall with clear and crisp printing and color. Spine is split and cover is separated. There are several separations in folds typical of these pocket maps - longest ca. 8 inches. All of the map is in place.
Attractive lithograph map of Iowa with high level of detail. Counties are colored to add to both visual attactiveness and ease of use of the map. There is population table for counties. The map is enclosed in an embossed cloth cover, gild-lettered
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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