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Auction 123, Lot 271

"Indiana", Burr/Illman

Subject: Indiana

Period: 1833 (dated)

Publication: A New Universal Atlas

Color: Hand Color

10.8 x 13.3 inches
27.4 x 33.8 cm

A fine map that shows the Pottawatomies and Miami Indian regions occupying the north part of the state. The National Road is clearly identified. 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 this atlas, publishing it in 1835 using the New York firm of D.S. Stone. The imprint of Illman & Pilbrow is below the neatline.

References: Rumsey # 4628045.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $130

Closed on 2/20/2008