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Auction 145, Lot 257

"Mitchell's Map of Illinois Exhibiting Internal Improvements, Counties, Towns, Roads &c. [with book] Illinois in 1837; a Sketch Descriptive of the Situation, Boundaries, Face of the Country, Prominent Districts, Prairies, Rivers, Minerals, Animals...", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: Illinois

Period: 1837 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

15.2 x 12.5 inches
38.6 x 31.8 cm
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Map of Illinois shows county boundaries along with cities, towns, rivers, roads and railroads. It is printed in blue on thin, banknote style paper and attached to the front cover of Illinois in 1837, which is a promotional book touting the state's resources. 143 pp. Hardbound in green paper boards.

References: Howes #M689

Condition: B+

The map has a few minor spots and light toning. The text has light scattered foxing and the covers are bumped and worn.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 6/12/2013