J.H. Colton. "Kentucky and Tennessee."
New York: J.H. Colton, 1856. 12 3/4 x 15 5/8. Lithograph. Full original hand-coloring. With decorative strap-work border. Chip in bottom left corner of margin filled. Else, very good condition.
In the mid-nineteenth century, the center of map publishing in America moved from Philadelphia to New York. The Colton publishing firm played a large role in this shift. This map with its fine detail, is a strong example of their successful work. The map presents the counties with contrasting pastel shades, and includes depictions of towns, roads, railroads, rivers, and some topography. This is an attractive map as well as an interesting historical document.