Auction 117, Lot 253

"Map of Illinois with parts of Indiana, Wisconsin, &c.", Burr, David H.

Subject: Illinois

Period: 1836 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

12.5 x 17.5 inches
31.8 x 44.5 cm

This detailed map provides information on the counties, watershed, settlements, Indian villages and railroads. The proposed routes of the Illinois Central Railroad, Alton and Mount Carmel Railroad, Hillsboro Rail Road, Northern Cross Rail Road, and the Warsaw and Peoria Rail Road are shown. The Indian land boundary and the area ceded to the U.S. by the Sioux, Sac, and Fox nations are noted. Burr was a commercial cartographer and publisher of some note, in addition to being the Topographer to the Post Office and the Geographer to the House of Representatives. Dated 1836, but published circa 1849.

References: Claussen & Friis #146.

Condition: A

A beautiful, near fine example with full margins and later coloring. Issued folding.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/6/2006