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Johnson's Delaware and Maryland, 1855

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Johnson's Delaware and Maryland, 1855
Printed below the inset image: "Entered According to Act of Congress in the Year 1855 by J. H. Colton & Co. in the Clerks Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York." G. Woolworth Colton, Colton's General Atlas, Containing One Hundred and Seventy Steel Plate Maps and Plans, on One Hundred Imperial Folio Sheets (New York: J. H. Colton & Company, No. 172 William Street; London: Trubner & Company, No. 12 Paternoster Row, 1857) was "entered according to Act of Congress, in the year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty-six, by J. H. Colton & Company, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District or the State of New York." This book includes the same "Delaware and Maryland. District of Columbia" on page 24, whereas the Athenaeum's copy is not numbered. The two maps are identical except for the Athenaeum's copy includes an extra geometric border surrounding the edge. The Athenaeum's copy also includes a different title. The Free Library's copy reads: "Delaware and Maryland, Published by J. H. Colton & Company, No. 172 William St. New York" This map is probably from Johnson's New Illustrated (Steel Plate) Family Atlas, With Descriptions, Geographical, Statistical, and Historical compiled by J. H. Colton and Alvin Jewitt Johnson and published by Johnson and Browning, of Richmond, Virginia. "Although a number of maps in the atlas duplicate those used in Colton publications, the decorative borders are of a different design." (325). Editions of the Family Atlas were published to 1885, and after that the Colton name was dropped from the title page.
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