"New Sectional Map of the State of Illinois. Compiled from the United States Surveys…", Colton, Joseph Hutchins
Period: 1853 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
27 x 41 inches
68.6 x 104.1 cm
Large and highly detailed pocket map that was created by J.M. Peck, John Messenger, and A.J. Mathewson. Folds into original green boards (3.7 x 5.8") with embossing and gilt title. The map contains a huge amount of information and is surrounded by a decorative border. Two large insets: "Vicinity of Alton & St. Louis" and "Vicinity of Galena, the Lead Region and part of Wisconsin and Iowa." With extensive legend, distance scales, table giving population of towns and villages, and large table discussing Public Land and Land Districts. A very nice example of this early Colton pocket map.
References: Philips (M) p. 329.
Covers only slightly rubbed, mostly at corners. Map is mostly very good to fine, except for some fold toning and some clean splits with no loss.