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Rare Colton map of the world 1851  

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The World

Colton, J.H.

New York




Engraved map. 49.5x63.5 cm (19½x25").

Rare, separately issued map prepared as a promotional piece for J. & H. Miller of Columbus, Ohio. Drawn on Mercator's Projection, the map is centered on Europe and is filled with a huge amount of information, locating hundreds of towns and cities, watersheds, major topography, coastal features, and more. Dozens of explorers' routes are delineated including all of Cook's, Capt. Furneaux, Capt. Biscoe, Perouse, Vancouver, etc., along with commercial routes for clippers and steamers. There are seven inset maps: Picairn's Island; Juan Fernandez; Norfolk Island; Map of the Republic of Liberia, on the West Coast of Africa; Sandwich Islands; District of Columbia; and Map of Palestine and the Holy Land.

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Old folds with neat repairs/reinforcement visible on back of the map, flattened; very good.

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