"New Sectional Map of the State of Illinois. Compiled from the United States Surveys...", Colton, Joseph Hutchins
Period: 1852 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
28.1 x 40.8 inches
71.4 x 103.6 cm
This very large and highly detailed wall map, created by J.M. Peck, John Messenger, and A.J. Mathewson, contains a trove of information. The map features two large insets: "Vicinity of Alton & St. Louis" and "Vicinity of Galena, the Lead Region and part of Wisconsin and Iowa." This example is surrounded by a lovely decorative border, and includes an extensive legend, distance scales, and a large table discussing Public Land and Land Districts. A nice example of this early Colton wall map. Rollers not present.
The varnish has yellowed somewhat with a small, 2.5" circular stain at top. There are a few cracks and chips in the map with more pronounced chipping in the blank margins.