Map of New York and Adjacent Cities

Order Code: COL-1857-NYC-DS Categories: ,

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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 cheap 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 city map of New York City is very detailed. It shows streets (named), railroads, parks, lakes and rivers, squares, government and public buildings, hospitals, and jails. Muted pastel coloring in pink, blue, green, and yellow. Also note that this map is a double page and includes and inset map of the “Continuation of the City & County of New York”.

Condition: Very Good-staining in margins
Map Maker: J.H. Colton & Co.
Coloring: Original Hand Coloring
Year: 1857

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