Auction 140, Lot 247

"Sectional Map of Iowa…", Cram, George F. & Company

Subject: Iowa

Period: 1871 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

32.3 x 26.8 inches
82 x 68.1 cm

This uncommon pocket map is highly detailed and filled with information including watershed, towns and early settlements, and wagon roads. It is colored by county with the county seat identified. The railway system is well developed throughout the state. The map carries the date of 1871 with a copyright date of 1869. The imprint is Cram's Western Map Depot, 148 Lake St. Chicago, Ill. The map folds into original brown cloth boards with fancy embossed pattern and gilt title. Paper label on inside cover is the "Official Census of Iowa, 1870" and includes 3 pp. of population data.

References: Rumsey #3160.002

Condition: B

There is light toning along folds, and a few small separations and areas of loss along folds which have been closed on verso with archival materials. Narrow top and bottom margin, as issued.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/23/2012