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Auction 152, Lot 212

"A New Map of Illinois with Its Proposed Canals, Roads & Distances from Place to Place Along the Stage & Steam Boat Routes", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: Illinois

Period: 1847 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

11.4 x 14.2 inches
29 x 36.1 cm
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This fine early map depicts counties, roads, railroads, canals and settlements. The National Road is shown crossing the southern portion of the state from Terre Haute to St. Louis. An inset at bottom displays the lead region of northwestern Illinois and southern Wisconsin and identifies smelting furnaces, lead ore and copper mines. Tables at both left and right display the distances along various steamboat routes to and from St. Louis.


Condition: A

Original color with light toning along sheet edges.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $75

Closed on 2/18/2015