Auction 136, Lot 307

John Mullett's Map of Detroit

"[Lot of 5 - Plans of the City of Detroit with Report]",

Subject: Detroit, Michigan

Period: 1831-1860 (dated)

Publication: Rep No. 83, 21st Congress 2nd Session

Color: Black & White

11.3 x 18.3 inches
28.7 x 46.5 cm

This lot contains four maps of Detroit from the American State Papers of 1860 and the original government report of 1831 describing them. The maps were not published with the original government report and are not listed in Claussen & Friis. All were printed by Bowen & Co.’s Lith., Philadelphia. The 14pp report is titled City of Detroit. It is in modern cloth with new endpapers. The report is fine. (A+) The maps are:

A) Plat of The City of Detroit as Laid Out by The Govr. and Judges 18.5" x 11.4". Similar in size and style to Mullett's map. Prepared by John Farmer January 8, 1831 from Wayne County Michigan Territory. Folding as issued. Short binding trim tear, closed on verso with archival tape, otherwise fine. (A)
B) Plan of Detroit by John Mullett 1830 (17.5" x 13.8"). The detailed plan of the city includes a list to 15 important buildings and institutions keyed to the plan. Engraved by J.O. Lewis. Folding as issued. A couple small spots, others fine. (A)
C) Plan Of Detroit, 9.8" x 8.2". Good detail of the city from the Grand Circle to the Detroit River. Folding as issued. A few light spots. (B+)
D) The Points Where Private Claims Conflict with the Plan of The City are Indicated by Dotted Lines, 6.5" x 10.8". The plan delineates individual plots with owner's name. Concerned with property between Larned Street and Jefferson Avenue, and between Congress Street and Woodward Avenue. A couple spots. (B+)



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Estimate: $300 - $500

Sold for: $750

Closed on 6/1/2011