"Missouri", Page, H. R.
Period: 1881 (dated)
Publication: Illustrated Historical Atlas of Wisconsin
Color: Hand Color
21 x 16.3 inches
53.3 x 41.4 cm
This large map is a scarce issue of Missouri 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. A small inset at bottom shows the southeastern portion of the state including Pemiscot, Dunklin and New Madrid counties. The verso is filled with numerous advertisements for the various railroad lines with illustrations of tourist destinations including the Black Hills and Stillwater, Minnesota.
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.
Original color with light, pleasant even-age toning.