By: Joseph H. Colton
Date of Original: 1856 (published) New York
Original Size: 14 x 17 inches (35.5 x 43.2 cm)
This is a fine print reproduction of a map of Louisiana, published by Joseph H. Colton out of New York in 1856. The map is color coded by county with townships also identified and shows railroads, common roads, rivers, canals, lakes, ports, swamps, large towns and villages of the mid-19th century.
The map also offers great cartographic detail to the mouth of the Mississippi River that leads to New Orleans, Baton Rouge and many northern states and territories of the era. The Mississippi was a vital route of commerce for settlers on what was then the American Frontier.