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GERMANY decorative antique map by J.H. Colton c1855

GERMANY decorative antique map by J.H. Colton c1855

by Colton, Joseph Hutchins

HANOVER - Hamburg on River Elbe, Bremen on River Esser. Beautiful first edition map of Germany by J.H. Colton.

Original steel-engraved map, engraved according to the Act of Congress in the Year 1855 by Joseph Hutchins Colton in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York for Colton's Atlas of the World published at J.H. Colton & Co., No. 172 William St. New York, in 1856. Topographic details are included together with cities, towns, mountains and rivers, with national and regional boundaries differentiated by contemporary hand-applied watercolour - all within Colton's typical stylized architectural motif border.

Joseph Hutchins Colton began publishing maps in the 1830s, after purchasing the map plates of David H. Burr. In the early 1850s Joseph’s sons George Woolworth Colton and Charles B. Colton headed the family firm. The decorative borders around each map became a signature of Colton presentation and assisted in establishing the Colton firm as the pre-eminent American cartographers of the day.

The page has wide margins around borders, and the usual slight age discolouration at edges. It is in good condition except for slight damage at the upper left corner of the page. Image size: 325 x 405mm (12 3/4 x 16 inches), Page size: 390 x 455mm (15 1/4 x 18 inches).

Stock Number: amJHCgerPrice: $250.00