3 December 2007
COLTON, J. H, publisher. -- PLUMB, H.S. Colton's Map of the Oil District of Pennsylvania Comprising Part of the Counties of Crawford, Venango,& Warren. New York: Colton, 1865.
Colored lithographed map, 820 x 992 mm. (A few small repairs and short tears along folds occasionally affecting image, generally very clean and crisp.) Folding into original gilt-lettered cloth binding, printed advertisements mounted on pastedown (rebacked).
"This Colton map is almost certainly earlier than the Hunt or the Townsend & Dale maps, both also of 1865, and it is best for giving a general view of the oil region as first opened up and first developed. It does not show anywhere near the number of individual locations of oil properties shown by name on the Hunt map" (Streeter sale VI:3923).
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