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1855 Map of the Dominion of Canada Quebec & New Brunswick by Colton

$179.00 Maine State Tax

This original antique Colton map of Dominion of Canada Quebec & New Brunswick was hand-colored and measures 32 7/8 X 22 ½ inches with the acid free mat and backing.

This will ship flat and free in the continental USA.

History of J. H. Colton Maps

Joseph Hutchins Colton (July 5, 1800 – July 29, 1893), known professionally as J.H. Colton, founded an American mapmaking company which was an international leader in the map publishing industry between 1831 and 1890.

Colton was born in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, and moved to New York in 1831 to establish his firm.  For the first ten years, Colton licensed the use of maps from established engravers such as Samuel Stiles and David H. Burr.  Colton went on to create railroad maps, immigrant guides, folding pocket maps, large wall maps, and elaborate atlases.

J.H. Colton Company maps were printed using engraved steel plates, which produced higher quality prints than maps made with less costly wax engravings.  They were often individually hand water-colored and were recognized for their decorative borders.

In the early 1850s Colton brought his two sons into the business, George Woolworth Colton (1827–1901) and Charles B. Colton (1832–1916).

 

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 34 x 24 x 2 in
Shipping

Free shipping in the continental USA.

Original/Reproduction

Original

Condition

VG+ light overall age toning of paper.