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Description

Decorative and nicely detailed map of Scotland, colored by counties and showing towns, roads, railroads, rivers, mountains, islands, etc.

Insets of the Shetland Isles and the Orkney Isles. An excellent pre-Civil War map. JH Colton was one of the two pre-eminent American publishers of maps and atlases in the mid-19th Century.

Fine attractive color and decorative border.

G.W. & C.B. Colton Biography

G. W. & C. B. Colton was a prominent family firm of mapmakers who were leaders in the American map trade in the nineteenth century. The business was founded by Joseph Hutchins Colton (1800-1893).  who bought copyrights to existing maps and oversaw their production. By the 1850s, their output had expanded to include original maps, guidebooks, atlases, and railroad maps. Joseph was succeeded by his sons, George Woolworth (1827-1901) and Charles B. Colton (1831-1916). The firm was renamed G. W. & C. B. Colton as a result. George is thought responsible for their best-known work, the General Atlas, originally published under that title in 1857. In 1898, the brothers merged their business and the firm became Colton, Ohman, & Co., which operated until 1901, when August R. Ohman took on the business alone and dropped the Colton name.