New York: J. H. Colton & Co., 1855. Very Good. First Edition. [14x11in Neatline, 17.5x14.25in Sheet]; Map with distinctive Colton borders of discovered Arctic features land features; Some age-toning and light stains along edges [Rumsey Collection 2441.008]. Item #13876
The map was drawn in 1855 and engraved for publication in Colton's General Atlas that year. Colton reissued atlases in different formats, pagination, collation and map updates over the years. This map was from the 1861 issue and distinctive in the roman numerals format and number placement.
The map does not show still to be discovered Wrangel Is.( late 1860's), Franz Joseph land (1873) , or the northern Greenland coast line (Late 1890's). The map does show the future Alaska as "Russian Possessions" (acquired by the United States in 1868).