Kentucky and Tennessee

Order Code: COL-1857-KENTUCKY-TENN Category:

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Art Source International is proud to offer this map from the 1857 edition of Coltons “General Atlas.” Colton atlases, especially those from the late 1850’s, have become increasingly rare. The “General Atlas” was the first single edition atlas published by the Colton brothers succeeding the expensive two volume “Atlas of the World.” The Colton firm refused to compromise quality, choosing to compete for sales in the finer quality international market rather than the inexpensive domestic one. Because of this, all maps were engraved by steel plates rather than by wax engraving which was the most common method used at this time. This map of Kentucky and Tennessee is very detailed. Counties, cities, railroads, common roads, streets, canals, rivers and topographical features are illustrated. Muted pastel coloring in pink, blue, green, and yellow.

Size: 16.5 x 11.75 inches
Condition: Very Good
Map Maker: J.H. Colton & Co.
Coloring: Original Hand Color
Year: 1857

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