An excellent 1855 first edition example of Colton’s map of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Like most of Colton’s state maps, this map was derived from an earlier wall map of North America produced by Colton and D. Griffing Johnson. The map covers all of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, inclusive of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard (Dukes Island), as well as adjacent parts of New Hampshire and Vermont. In the lower left quadrant there is a large detailed map of the Vicinity of Boston and Boston Harbor.
This map also identifies various forts, rivers, mountain passes, fords, and an assortment of additional topographical details. Map is hand colored in pink, green, yellow and blue pastels to define state and territorial boundaries. Surrounded by Colton’s typical spiral motif border. Dated and copyrighted to J. H. Colton, 1855. Published from Colton’s 172 William Street Office in New York City. Issued as page no. 11 in volume 1 of Colton’s 1856 Atlas of the World.
|Date & Place Made:||1856 – New York|
|Publisher:||J.H. Colton & Co, 172 William St, NYC|
|Original Image Size:||15.6 x 13 in|