1855 Colton Atlas Map Hawaii New Zealand Fiji Tahiti

You are bidding on a very rare 100% authentic 153 year old antique hand colored map of the above region from an 1855 JH Colton American Atlas. JH Colton was one of the pre-eminent American map publishers in the mid-19th Century. Complete atlases are currently being sold at prices that can range between $3,500 to $5,000.

This is NOT a copy or reproduction and is an original antique map from 1855!!

Publisher: Joseph Hutchins Colton was the first of a generation of cartographers and map publishers that would define American cartography in the mid to late 19th century. Colton began publishing maps in the 1830s with the purchase of David H. Burr's map plates. He would later update and modify the plates according to political changes and new discoveries. The Colton empire was taken over by Joseph's sons George Woolworth Colton and Charles B. Colton in the early 1850s. It was George who compiled the seminal two volume 1855 "Atlas of the World", which defined the Colton firm as the preeminent American cartographers of the day. In 1859 Colton sold the plates to this atlas to A. J. Johnson who would continue to produce maps in the Colton mold until the late 19th century.

General Description:

1. This is a stunning and very detailed lithograph map which is hand colored in wonderfully intense colors. Colton
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