Auction 119, Lot 300

"Michigan and the Great Lakes", Bradford, Thomas Gamaliel

Subject: Michigan, Great Lakes

Period: 1835 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

10 x 8 inches
25.4 x 20.3 cm

This is an interesting map of the Great Lakes regions during a period of rapidly changing boundaries in the old Northwest Territory. Present-day Wisconsin is shown as the District of Huron, attached to Michigan, a short-lived political division. Prior to 1828, Wisconsin was administered by Illinois and in 1836 became a separate territory. There is very little settlement shown in the region that is divided into very large tracts, including "New York Mississippi Land Co.'s Tract". Shows early county development in the southeast area of Michigan


Condition: B

A little marginal foxing with a few spots in map image, else very good. Map has full, wide margins and original outline coloring. Right margin edge has a few short tears, close on verso and well away from map.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $160

Closed on 5/9/2007