Title: Michigan.
Date: C1855
Mapmaker: Joseph Hutchins Colton (1800-1893)
Image Size: 400mm x 325mm (15.75" x 12.8")
Technique: Copper engraving with original hand colouring.
Condition: In good condition.
Stock Number: CAOTW 042 USA (NOGY) (F02)
Price: $A 135

First edition of Colton's detailed map of the state of Michigan from Colton's, Atlas Of The World, Illustrating Physical And Political Geography, dated 1855 at the bottom of the map. Delineated are the counties, railways, roads, ports and forts. The map is surrounded by Colton's signature, strap work scrolled border found on all of Colton's maps from this atlas.


Joseph Hutchins Colton (1800-1893)

Colton, founded an American mapmaking company which was an international leader in the map publishing industry between 1831 and 1890. Colton was born in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, and moved to New York in 1831 to establish his firm. For the first ten years, Colton licensed the use of maps from established cartographers such as David H. Burr. Colton also employed some of the preeminent engravers of the time, including Burr, Samuel Stiles, John Disturnell and D. Griffing Johnson. He went on to create railroad maps, immigrant guides, folding pocket maps, large wall maps, and elaborate atlases.