Colton’s Road Map of Ulster County


Late 19th century road map aimed at recreational travelers in New York.

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This vibrant road map of Ulster County, New York was published by G.W. & C.B. Colton in 1891. The well known 19th century firm issued such maps of several popular vacation destinations throughout the state “intended for the use of Sportsmen, Wheelmen (cyclists), and Driving Parties.”

In order to maintain the high degree of accuracy for which the company was known, they “respectfully request that any errors or omissions which may be noticed, or other Suggestions for their improvement, shall be at once reported to us, that they may be incorporated into future editions. We especially desire names of creeks and ponds and information respective to roads, etc.” Several waterways list multiple names, perhaps reflecting this ongoing information issue.

The map also identifies the locations of local industries like sawmills or mines, school houses, post offices, and railroads in operation. Ulster County has long been a popular area for New York vacationers accessing the Catskill Mountains via the Hudson River.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1891

Author: G.W. & C.B. Colton

Sheet Width (in): 26.75

Sheet Height (in): 24

Condition: A

Condition Description: Issued folded into 45 segments and affixed to original brown cloth boards. Creasing, faint discoloration, and a few spots of separation along fold lines. The covers are intact and in good shape, but the spine is a bit loose. Very good to near fine overall.


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