Auction 149, Lot 252

Rare Pocket Map of Michigan

"Map of Michigan Compiled from the Latest Authentic Sources", Page, H. R.

Subject: Michigan

Period: 1880 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

24 x 36.5 inches
61 x 92.7 cm

This is an exceedingly rare, highly detailed, and richly colored map of the state printed on fine banknote paper. It shows the counties outlined in red and alternating color for townships. The map locates hundreds of place names, rivers, lakes and cities and depicts the rapidly growing railroad network in the state. In the upper right corner are insets of Isle Royale and the western portion of the upper peninsula. Map folds into black cloth covers (4 x 6") with gilt-stamped title, "Sectional Map of Michigan H.R. Page & Co. Chicago."


Condition: B

There are numerous manuscript ink notations mainly in the bottom portion of the image with some minor offsetting to the left of the title at top, otherwise a very good copy. Covers are worn with a number of small abrasions mainly on the back cover.

Estimate: $750 - $1,000

Sold for: $550

Closed on 5/21/2014