Auction 119, Lot 301

"A New Map of Michigan with its Canals, Roads & Distances", Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.

Subject: Michigan

Period: 1850 (dated)

Publication: New Universal Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.3 x 13.3 inches
26.2 x 33.8 cm

Attractive, colorful map with county development throughout, but no settlement beyond Saginaw, with the notable exception of Mackinaw Island. Railroads are shown only in the extreme southern portion of the state. Includes an inset of the western tip of the Upper Peninsula, showing Ontonagon County and part of Marquette County and Houghton County. The table to the right gives the cities and distances along the steamboat routes from Detroit to Fort Gratiot and then continuing to Fort Howard. The map is adorned with calligraphic title and scroll borders.

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Condition: B

There are a couple spots fo irregular toning, still very nice.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $70

Closed on 5/9/2007

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