(Kansas) Colton's New Sectional Map of the State of Kansas Compiled From the United States Surveys & Other Authentic Sources
When thinking of the gun slinging West, and the time of the great long cattle drives, this map gives the backdrop of that period. It's post Civil War Kansas showing its cities, towns and forts, as well as its detailed drainage. Shows the AT&SF railroads as they press west, as well as the Pacific and Union Pacific. Hand colored by county, but those southwestern counties are sparsely charted, and the remaining perhaps western fifth of the state isn't even broken into counties. In looking at the farthest western towns and forts it looks like “Sheridan City” near Ft. Wallace,along with Ft. Aubrey and Ft. Dodge are the frontier posts. A rare large format map of the state composed of two joined sheets, surrounded with decorative border.
Map has been professionally restored and back with some loss at corner folds. Image size is approximately 27.25 x 48(inches),