Map of Germany, Colton, 1855
This original antique map is a steel plate engraving dating to 1855 by the prominent mapmaker Joseph Hutchins Colton. This map of Germany is colored according to regional divisions within the country. This map includes many details such as cities, towns, forts, rivers, railroads, as well as topographical detail. On the lower right side of the map is a list of abbreviations used to identify detached portions of states shown on the map and a list of political divisions within the country. At the time of publishing, this area was identified as the German Confederation, and this named remained until 1866. This area underwent many name changes as well as many political and territorial changes throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.
This map has original hand coloring in shades of pink, green, and yellow. The map features a spiral border typical of Colton maps. This particular map comes from George Washington Colton’s 1855 Atlas of the World.
Plate size: 16” x 12 ¾”