Auction 129, Lot 274

"Illinois One Hundred Years Ago A direct reproduction of a map of Illinois published in 1834. The panels portray important events and developments of the period", Mitchell/Young

Subject: Illinois

Period: 1934 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

17.5 x 21.3 inches
44.5 x 54.1 cm

The map is an early reproduction of Mitchell's Tourist Pocket Map of Illinois of 1834. It is highly detailed and is banded at the sides by a table of the Steam Boat Routes at right and the 1830 census populations by county and by race and gender. The large inset at lower left is "Map of the Lead Mine Region East of the Mississippi River." The map is surrounded by early and contemporary scenes of Illinois by William Mark Jones. The large secondary cartouche at bottom explains the map was "Published in the 45th year of The Northern Trust Company in the Service of Chicago since 1889." A scarce issue.


Condition: B+

Very nice impression and color. With a tiny fold in lower portion, a little paper wrinkling at center visible only from verso, and a short tear at top just into cartouche.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $425

Closed on 9/23/2009