Auction 120, Lot 289

"Indiana", Burr/Illman

Subject: Indiana

Period: 1833 (dated)

Publication: A New Universal Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.5 x 12.5 inches
26.7 x 31.8 cm

A fine map that shows the Pottawatomies and Miami Indian regions occupying the north part of the state. The National Road is clearly shown and named. This handsome map has full original wash color and keyboard-style border. The map delineates roads, towns, villages and settlements, ports, watershed and more. The map is without a page number, which Rumsey notes as indicating the map is from an atlas that pre-dates the one held by the LOC. Burr was appointed to be topographer to the U.S. Post Office Department in 1832 and was unable to complete the maps for the atlas. Thomas Illman assumed responsibility to complete the atlas, publishing it in 1835 using the New York firm of D.S. Stone. The imprint of Illman & Pilbrow is below the neatline.

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Condition: A

Beautiful, near mint example with just one small spot near Cincinnati.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $130

Closed on 7/18/2007

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