THE BEST EARLY MAP OF WEST VIRGINIA

 

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AUTHOR:

COLTON, J. H.

TITLE:

Colton’s Map of the State of West Virginia and parts of adjoining States. New York.

CONDITION:

Full original color, 24 x 37”. Ex-library copy, removed from cloth covers, but very good condition.

DATE:

1865

DESCRIPTION:

This is the largest and most detailed early map of West Virginia. The State of West Virginia was admitted to the Union on June 20, 1863. It included the westernmost and most pro-union counties of the Confederate state of Virginia. It’s eastern boundary generally follows the “Dividing Ridge” of the Alleghenies, which separates the watershed of the rivers flowing into the Atlantic from those flowing into the Ohio. All of Virginia as far east as Richmond is also included on a large scale.

The map includes a remarkably detailed depiction of the new state’s topography, locates all counties, towns, villages, roads, railroads, and coal deposits.

REFERENCES:

Phillips, America, p. 1067.

Inventory No. 8455

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