Map of Germany No. 3, Colton, 1855
This hand colored map is a steel plate engraving dating to 1855 by the prolific American mapmaker Joseph Hutchins Colton in collaboration with Ross C. Browning. This map of southern Germany includes the provinces of Bavaria, Wurtemberg, Baden, and Pfalz, as well as many smaller regions. This map includes many details such as cities, towns, forts, rivers, railroads, canals, as well as topographical detail. At the top of the map is a list of political divisions within the country. This area underwent numerous name changes as well as numerous political and territorial changes throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. At the time of the publishing of this map, this area was identified as the German Confederation. The German Confederation ended as a result of the Austro-Prussian War of 1866 between the Austrian Empire and its allies and The Kingdom of Prussia and its allies.
This exceptional map has original hand coloring in shades of pink and green, yellow, and orange. The map also features a spiral border which was typical of Colton maps. This particular map comes from Colton’s 1855 Atlas of the World. Published by Johnson and Browning at 172 William St., New York City.
Plate size: 15 ¾” x 13”