London England city plan very detailed environs 1864 scarce Colton map U.K.AntiqueMapsPrints.com
The Environs of London
(England- British Isles- Thames)
Issued New York, 1864 by J.H. Colton. [imprinted 1855, but this a later revised state].
Lovely mid-19th century antique engraved map.
Scarce Civil War era imprint. Full page of various types of 1861 detailed statistics about London printed on the back, including endless references to London history, government, palaces, churches, towns, theatres, museums, commerce, etc.
Colton as well as Johnson and Mitchell regularly updated their map plates during this period and as such there are numerous variants of this fine state map, differentiated by emerging counties, extended rail line connections, newly formed town names and so on.
In VG or better condition, minor light surface age wear and toning as typical, overall the sheet and printed image remains clean and well preserved.
Sheet measures c. 14 1/4" X 17 1/2".
Engraved area measures c. 13" X 15 3/4".
Wolter & Grim, Images of the World , p. 323-6.
Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers , p.313-26.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 1, p. 288.