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Auction 123, Lot 296

"Missouri", Burr, David H.

Subject: Missouri

Period: 1834 (dated)

Publication: Burr's New Universal Atlas

Color: Hand Color

11.75 x 10.5 inches
29.8 x 26.7 cm

This is an edition of Burr's map of Missouri with county organization and settlement limited to the regions along the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. The map has full original wash color and keyboard-style border. It shows roads, towns, villages and settlements, ports, watershed and more. The map delineates approximately 29 counties. The state ends at about 94° 36" with the Missouri Territory, commonly known as Missouri Country, extending to the west. 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 this atlas. Thomas Illman assumed responsibility to complete the atlas, publishing it in 1835 using the New York firm of D. S. Stone.


Condition: A

There is a chipped corner in the margin, not affecting map, and a few marginal foxing spots.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/20/2008