Auction 133, Lot 176

"Guide Through Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin & Iowa. Showing the Township lines of the United States Surveys, Locations of Cities, Towns, Villages, Post Hamlets. Canals, Rail and Stage Roads.", Smith, J. Calvin

Subject: United States - Midwest

Period: 1844 (dated)

Publication: Colton's Western Tourist and Emigrant's Guide

Color: Black & White

24.5 x 19 inches
62.2 x 48.3 cm

This beautifully engraved pocket map was issued as a guide for travelers and immigrants. It is densely filled with information on Stage Roads, railroads, political divisions, towns and villages, watershed and canals. The areas of Iowa and northern Wisconsin are mostly unsettled. The Indian names are per Schoolcraft in this early edition. A Proposed Military Road to Council Bluffs and Ft. Calhoun is noted. Two large tables lists the routing and distances for Steam Boat Routes throughout the area. The map is embellished with a decorative floral border and a the engraved vignette "Maidens Rock, Lake Pepin on the Mississippi." Published in Colton's Western Tourist and Emigrant's Guide which are not present with this lot. Published by J.H. Colton, 86 Cedar Street, with Smith's imprint below the neatline dated 1840.

References: Karpinski, L.C. (MI) p.260.

Condition: B+

Folding as issued. A very nice example with crisp engraved lines on clean paper with full margins. Fine save for two small areas of light foxing.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/1/2010