Rare pocket map of Florida, published by GW & CB Colton in 1884.
Title on the Covers is Colton's Map of the State of Florida.
The map provides a highly detailed image of Florida, colored by county and divided into townships, except for the regions in the southernmost part of the state.
A large inset of South Florida includes a detailed treament of the keys.
The map is quite rare in Pocket Map format. OCLC locates no other examples of the 1884 edition.
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.