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Auction 115, Lot 176

"The Middle States and Western Territories of the United States including the Seat of the Western War", Brookes, Richard

Subject: United States - Mid-Atlantic and Central

Period: 1812 (dated)

Publication: Brookes General Gazeteer Improved

Color: Hand Color

9.8 x 7.8 inches
24.9 x 19.8 cm

This little map has several interesting errors resulting from the misplacement of several state boundaries. Chicago and Fort Dearborn are correctly located on Lake Michigan, but they are not shown to be in Illinois. The map illustrates the region involved in the Western War, referring to the campaigns fought on the western frontier during the War of 1812.


Condition: B

Issued folding now pressed. Some overall surface soil. Repair of a 4" tear in center of map. Remargined at right with part of bottom right corner replaced with facsimile of border.

Estimate: $170 - $230

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/21/2006