Argentine Republic, Chili, Uruguay & Paraguay J. H. Colton 1856

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1856, New York


Joseph Hutchins Colton (1800-1893)

Short Title

Argentine Republic, Chili, Uruguay & Paraguay.

Full Title

Argentine Republic, Chili, Uruguay & Paraguay. Published By J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. No. 62.


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.


41 x 34 cm. approximately (16.14 x 13.39 in.)


Original hand colored Map of the Argentine Republic, Chili, Uruguay and Paraguay. This large one volume 1856 edition is scarcer than the two volume edition. Initially, Colton's atlas was published by subscription 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). 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.


David Rumsey Historical Map Collection; Newberry Library Cartographic Catalog; P816; Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers Revised Edition Vol. (A - E) pp. 288-289.

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