1856 Colton Map of World Industry and Animals
Description: A beautiful 1855 first edition example of Colton's map of the World's animal kingdom and the productive industries of various countries. The map is divided into two parts. The upper map shows the geographical distribution and range of the principal members of the animal kingdom, with an inset 'bird map'. The lower map illustrates the productive industries of various countries establishing the principle features of commerce and navigation. Both maps are colors coded according to continents with countries labeled but their political boundaries not shown.
Mainly focusing on the class of Mammals, the upper map depicts the general range and distribution of principal animals by continuous or dotted lines. A small paragraph on the lower right corner of the upper map contains information about the markings on the map. The lower map marks the products of each country and also indicates various sea routes. A statistical table on the bottom of this map notes the area and population of the principal contrives.
Surrounded by Colton's typical spiral motif border. Dated and copyrighted to J. H. Colton, 1855. Published from Colton's 172 William Street Office in New York City. Issued as page no. VII in volume 2 of Colton's 1856 Atlas of the World.
Date: 1856 (dated 1855)
Source: Colton, G. W., Colton's Atlas of the World, illustrating Physical and Political Geography, (J. H. Colton and Company: New York) Vol 2, 1856.
References: Rumsey 0149.005 (1856 edition). Phillips (Atlases) 816.
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