“Iowa.” From Atlas of the World. New York: J.H. Colton & Co., 1866 (copyright 1855). 12 3/4 x 15 1/2. Lithograph. Original hand color. 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 map shows Lyon County in the northwest corner, renamed from Buncombe in 1862.