By: Joseph H. Colton
Date of Original: 1856 (published) New York
Original Size: 17 x 14 inches (43.2 x 35.5 cm)
This is a fine print reproduction of a map of Alabama, published by Joseph H. Colton out of New York in 1856. The map is color coded and shows railroads, common roads, rivers, canals, lakes, large towns and villages of the mid-19th century. Important towns can be found within the map, including Tuscaloosa, Montgomery, Talladega, and Selma. Columbiana appears as a large town because of its location along the railroad. This town is far more irrelevant today as it now resides just southeast of Birmingham, which does not appear on this map.