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Auction 145, Lot 266

"Missouri", Burr/Illman

Subject: Missouri

Period: 1834 (dated)

Publication: A New Universal Atlas

Color: Hand Color

12.5 x 10.5 inches
31.8 x 26.7 cm
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This is an edition of Burr's map of Missouri with county organization and settlement limited to the regions along the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. The map delineates roads, towns, villages and settlements, ports and watershed. The map shows approximately 30 counties. The state ends at about 94° 30" with the Missouri Territory extending to the west. The map is without a page number, which Rumsey notes as indicating the map is from an atlas that pre-dates the one held by the LOC. Burr was appointed to be topographer to the U.S. Post Office Department in 1832 and was unable to complete the maps for this atlas. Thomas Illman assumed responsibility to complete the atlas, publishing it in 1835 using the New York firm of D.S. Stone. The imprint of Thomas Illman is below the neatline.

References: Ristow pp.94-96; Rumsey #4628.047.

Condition: A

Very fine original coloring with full margins and dark impression. A hint of toning in some areas of color, else very good.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/12/2013