An extraordinarily scarce 1856 Colton pocket map of New York and New England. This beautifully rendered pocket map depicts all of the New York and the New England states as well as with much of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio and Ontario. Inset maps depicts the vicinity of New York City, the Vicinity of Boston, and the railroad connections between New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C. Surrounded by a truly spectacular decorative border featuring attractive engraved views of New York Harbor, Boston Harbor, Toronto and Montreal. Right hand border features a view of several sailing vessels and a steam ship. Left had border offers an attractive view of a train passing through a tunnel. Attached to 140 page booklet containing touristic and practical information was well as mileage between major cities, population statistics, and train routes. Booklet itself is entitled Colton's Guide Book Through New England the Middle States and Canada. Bound in brown linen with gilt stamped decorative cover with vines, title, a train, and a steamboat named either "MERO" or "HERO". Drawn by George W. Colton and engraved by E. M. Atwood. Dated and copyrighted: "Entered according to the Act of Congress in the Year of 1850 by J. H. Colton & Co. in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York." Published from Colton's 172 William Str. Office in New York City.