Auction 145, Lot 264

"Map of Michigan", Page, H. R.

Subject: Michigan

Period: 1881 (dated)

Publication: Illustrated Historical Atlas of Wisconsin

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15.8 x 24.9 inches
40.1 x 63.2 cm

This large map is a scarce issue of Michigan by the little-known H.R. Page & Co. firm of Chicago. County development is shown in attractive full hand color, which is uncommon for this late date. The map locates cities, towns, rivers, lakes, and an extensive railroad network.

This map was included in Page’s Illustrated Historical Atlas of Wisconsin. Page had purchased the plates from the 1878 edition by Synder, Van Vechten & Company, and expanded the atlas to include thirteen other state maps including this one.

References: Ristow p. 443; cf. Phillips (A) #2634.

Condition: B+

Original color with light, pleasant even-age toning and very minor soiling primarily confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $130 - $170

Sold for: $110

Closed on 6/12/2013

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