“Iowa.” From Atlas of the World. New York: J.H. Colton & Co., 1861 (copyright 1855). 12 3/4 x 15 1/2. Lithograph. Original hand color. Light waterstain in left margin. Else, very good condition.
An original antique map of Iowa from the famous firm of J.H. Colton & Co. of New York City. One of the most important publishers of the nineteenth century, J.H. Colton issued folding maps, wall maps, and a series of excellent atlases. His maps were carefully drawn and regularly updated, and this map is no exception. This is an early version of his map, with the northwest county in the state still named “Buncombe” (it was changed to Lyon in 1862).