Files consists of two world maps, originally published as part Colton's Illustrated Cabinet Atlas And Descriptive Geography. The upper map is titled "The World Illustrating the Principal Features of Meteorology" and shows global wind and storm currents. An inset map on the bottom shows global rainfall patterns, with darker shading showing higher rainfall. The second map in the bottom half of the image is titled "The World Showing the Distribution and Limits of Cultivation of the Principal Plants Useful to Mankind" and shows the global distribution of plants used in agriculture and industry. Continents, some countries and islands are labelled. The limits of plant growth and cultivation are shown with labelled hashed lines.