"[Lot of 2] A New Map of Indiana with its Roads & Distances [and] A New Map of Indiana with its Roads & Distances",
Period: 1841-50 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
11.5 x 14 inches
29.2 x 35.6 cm
This lot contains two versions of the map of Indiana; first issued by Tanner in 1841 and then reissued by Mitchell in circa 1850. They provide an excellent view of the development of the state in the mid-nineteenth century with early county development and an expanded transportation network. There is good detail throughout locating numerous towns, villages, railroads, canals and rivers. The map clearly shows the National Road cutting across the middle of the state and the Old Indian Boundary is still noted in the northeast corner of the state. At left there is a table that gives the steamboat routes from Louisville to Pittsburgh and from Louisville to New Orleans. At right is a profile of the Wabash and Erie Canal.
Maps are mostly clean and bright with a hint of toning and a few occasional spots.