Colton, 1879. Map. Hand colored engraving. Beautifully colored map of Colorado from the late 19th century. Counties are color coded and roads, towns, railroads, and rivers are labeled. Topographical features are highlighted with hachure marks. The Colton family was one the most prolific and successful publishers of maps and atlases in the United States. This is a wonderful example of their work.
Washington, D.C. Rand McNally, 1887. Map. Lithograph. 14.75" x 17.17". Small tear at left edge has been expertly repaired. In very good condition. Fantastic map of the American west. Shows in fantastic detail topography, place names, military forts, ranches, Native American tribes and reservations, and geographical elements. Key indicates Lines in Operation, Lines under Construction, Projected Lines, and Stage Roads. Inset shows rail lines from Kansas City westward to Sacramento. Included is the Tourists' Hand Book Descriptive of Colorado, New...
Philadelphia: Mitchell, Samuel Augustus Jr., 1861. Map. Steel engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 11.5" x 14". Classic map of the west, with Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado and part of Idaho divided into counties, showing major towns and cities, routes, railroads and geographic features. S. Augustus Mitchell Jr. continued his father's successful mapmaking and publishing business, and was one of the most prolific and renowned 19th century American publishers. In excellent condition.