Auction 127, Lot 274

"Georgia", Burr/Illman

Subject: Georgia

Period: 1834 (dated)

Publication: A New Universal Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.3 x 12.5 inches
26.2 x 31.8 cm

This finely engraved and colored map delineates roads, towns, villages and settlements, ports, watershed and more. Hand colored by county. Surrounded by a keyboard-style border and with fancy titling. Burr was appointed to be topographer to the U.S. Post Office Department in 1832 and was unable to complete the maps for his atlas. Thomas Illman assumed that responsibility, publishing it using the New York firm of D.S. Stone. The imprint of Thomas Illman is below the neatline.

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Condition: A

Near fine example with lovely original color, crisp impression and full margins.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $230

Closed on 2/25/2009

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