This is a nice continental map, offering plenty of details as to topography, rivers, lakes, settlements, etc. The countries are color-coded with Patagonia shown to be independent. The Colton decorative border is yet to appear. From the first edition, second issue of Colton's General Atlas.
1857 Colton Map of South America
Map Maker Specifics
J Colton, 1857, New York
14.4 X 11.6 in. plus margins
Good. Toning, slightly more in margins. Some soiling. Hand colored.