This is a great thematic map that shows the primary islands and lakes of the world in four panels, they are divided between Western and Eastern hemispheres. Greenland is omitted. The Colton decorative border is yet to appear. From the first edition, second issue of Colton's General Atlas.
1855 Colton View of Lakes and Islands Globally
Comparative Size Lakes, Islands
Map Maker Specifics
J Colton, 1855, New York
11.7 X 14.6 in. plus margins
Very good. Slight toning, few small foxing spots and marginal splits. Hand colored.