Uncommon map of California on its own.

Railways & gold mines marked. Original lithographic colour.

A little wear on centre fold otherwise a good example of this map.

code : M2998

Cartographer : COLTON Joseph

Date : 1854

Size : 44*21 cms

availability : Sold

Price : Sold

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Joseph Hutchins Colton (July 5, 1800 - July 29, 1893), often publishing as J. H. Colton, was an important American map and atlas publisher active from 1833 to the early 1890s. Colton's firm arose from humble beginnings when he moved to New York in 1831 and befriended the established engraver Samuel Stiles. Colton recognized an emerging market in railroad maps and immigrant guides. Not a cartographer or engraver himself, Colton's initial business practice mostly involved purchasing the copyrights of other cartographers, most notably David H. Burr, and reissuing them with updated engraving and border work