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Publisher: COLTON, J.H.
Title: Colton's Asia.
Published in: New York, 1856
   
Size: 13.4 x 16.3 inches.
34.0 x 41.5 cm.
Colouring:

Original colours.
Condition: In very good condition on heavy paper. Script on verso.
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Colton's map of Asia. The map covers the entire continent from the Mediterranean to Siberia and from the Arctic to Singapore. Tibet, Korea and Ladak within the borders of the Chinese empire. Colton identifies both the Great Wall and the Great Canal in China.
The map is surrounded by Colton's typical spiral motif border. Published in Colton's 1856 "Atlas of the World".
Joseph Hutchins Colton (1800 - 1893), was an important American map and atlas publisher active from 1833 to 1897. Colton recognized an emerging market in railroad maps and immigrant guides. Not a cartographer or engraver himself, Colton's initial business practice mostly involved purchasing the copyrights of other cartographers, and reissuing them with updated engraving and border work.




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