New York: Colton & Company; Portland, Me.: C.C. Hall, 1855. Folding pocket map, 40 3/4 x 33 inches. Full contemporary color. Several small separations at folds; minor foxing. Gilt-stamped leather cover worn, spine perished. Very good. Item #WRCAM43602
One of the finest of all 19th-century maps of Maine, first published in 1852 as a wall map and present here in the first edition pocket map of 1855. "Colton found a ready market for railroad maps in the 1850s and it is not surprising that his first map of Maine is in this category" - Thompson. Thompson identifies this map as the fourth state of Colton's railroad map of Maine, which differs from the third state only in copyright date. The map shows fifteen (of an eventual sixteen) of Maine's counties, and includes a brief list of the state's population by city. A handsome copy of this important map. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.385. RUMSEY 2720. THOMPSON, MAPS OF MAINE 142.