Auction 135, Lot 299

"A New Map of Michigan with its Canals, Roads & Distances", Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.

Subject: Michigan

Period: 1850 (dated)

Publication: New Universal Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.8 x 14.6 inches
30 x 37.1 cm

Attractive, colorful map with county development throughout, but no settlement beyond Saginaw, with the notable exception of Mackinaw Island. Railroads are shown only in the extreme southern portion of the state. Includes an inset of the western tip of the Upper Peninsula, showing Ontonagon County and parts of Marquette, Houghton and Delta counties. The table to the right gives the cities and distances along the steamboat routes from Detroit to Fort Gratiot and then continuing to Fort Howard. The map is adorned with calligraphic title and scroll borders.

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Condition: A

Original color with light toning in blank margins.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $75

Closed on 2/16/2011

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