COLTON, George Woolworth (1827-1901). Map of the Country Thirty Three Miles Around the City of New York. New York: J. H. Colton, 1846 [i.e., 1865].
Hand-colored lithographed map, visible area 23 3/4 by 23 3/4 in. (603 x 603 mm), matted and framed (unexamined out of frame). (Some slight separation and discoloration to some folds.) “First issued in 1846, when it was re-engraved by Atwood from J. H. Eddy's "Map of the Country Thirty Miles round the City of New York" which was originally issued in 1811. This is one of Colton's most attractive maps, showing New York and vicinity in circular format surrounded by a vine border with views of City Hall, New York and City Hall, Brooklyn. It was published in many editions for almost fifty years… The early editions were engraved on copper plate and at some point before [this] 1865 edition the copper plate was transferred to lithographic stone and all subsequent editions were lithographed” (Rumsey). The present map with “1865” added on the stone, and with many additional railroads added since the 1853 edition. See Haskell 910-915a; Rumsey 4784.002.
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