by George W. Colton (New York: J.H. Colton, 1856)
Information on this publication from the David Rumsey Historical Map
Short Title: Ireland.
Publisher: New York: J.H. Colton
Type: Atlas Map
Obj Height cm: 41
Obj Width cm: 33
Note: In full color by county.
Full Title: Ireland. Published By J.H. Colton & Co.
No. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co.
... New York. No. 6.
List No: 0149.073
Series No: 78
Publication Author: Colton, G.W.
Pub Date: 1856
Pub Title: Colton's Atlas Of The World, Illustrating
Physical And Political Geography. By George W. Colton. Accompanied By
Descriptions Geographical, Statistical, And Historical, By Richard Swainson
Fisher, M.D. Complete In One Volume. New York: J.H. Colton And Company,
No. 172 William, Corner Beekman Street. London: Trubner And Company, No.
12 Paternoster Row. 1856. Entered ... One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty-five,
by J.H. Colton And Company ... New York.
Pub Reference: P816.
Pub Note: This large one volume 1856 edition is scarcer
than the two volume edition. Initially, Colton's atlas was published by
subscription (see our subscribers salesman's book) and in parts, then
in a two volume edition with the first volume (North and South America)
issued in 1855 and the second volume (Europe, Asia, etc.)in 1856. This
atlas was the first world atlas produced by Colton, after many years of
issuing pocket maps, wall maps, guides, and maps for books. The atlas
was one of the finest and most accurate of the period - it had a long
publishing run, continuing for over thirty years (with the title changed
to Colton's General Atlas after 1856). In this issue, the Texas map is
single page, 2nd state. New Mexico and Utah 2nd state. Bound into quarter
leather embossed brown cloth covered boards with "Colton's Atlas
Of The World" and an illustration stamped in gold. The same title
is stamped on the spine. Full color maps.
Pub List No: 0149.000
Pub Type: World Atlas
Pub Maps: 103
Pub Height cm: 49
Pub Width cm: 44
Image No: 0149073
Institution: Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement: Copyright 1998