A rare and extremely attractive folding map of the world by J. H. Colton. This map, comprising the entire world, was prepared by Colton in 1852 for issue in J. & H. Miller publication in the 1855 edition of Blake's Volume of the World… . In preparing this map, Colton reduced and embellished his important 1848 wall map of the World. Centered on America, map depicts the whole of the known world in 1855. Shows Antarctica only partially. Illustrates the routes traveled by important explorers including Cook, Vancouver, Perouse, the U.S. Ship Vincennes, and others. Decorated with eight engravings of sailing and steam ships. Surrounded by an elaborate decorative floral motif border.