“Map of Boston and Adjacent Cities.”
New York: J.J. Colton, 1857. 14 ½ x 11 ¾. Lithograph. Original hand color. No decorative border. Stain in margin not affecting map.
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. This is an attractive map as well as an interesting historical document.