This very attractive pocket folding map covers the USA from Chicago and New Orleans west to the Pacific Ocean. Expectedly, great deal of topographical detail is given as well as towns, cities, the proposed and existing railroads (the Pacific Railroad being complete from Iowa to San Francisco), wagon roads, the Pony Express route, Fremont's exploration routes and dates, etc. Yellowstone National Park does not yet appear in the newly organized Wyoming Territory. Decorated by an elaborate border which is customary for Colton.
1876 Colton Folding Map of the Western United States
Colton's Map of the States and Territories West of the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean Showing the Overland Routes, Projected Rail Road Lines &c.
Map Maker Specifics
J Colton, 1876, New York
29 X 42.5 in. plus margins
Very Good. Nice crisp original color and print on banknote paper. A number of issued fold splits, with no loss (except very small loss at one meet of two folds), and several verso repaired tears pertially in the map. Attached to original near mint condition case.