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Auction 156, Lot 216

"[Lot of 3] Indiana [and] Illinois [and] Missouri", Finley, Anthony

Subject: Central United States

Period: 1827 (circa)

Publication: A New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

8.6 x 11.1 inches
21.8 x 28.2 cm

This lot features three state maps from Finley's New General Atlas. Each is delineated by county and shows good detail of roads, towns and settlements. Finely engraved by Young & Delleker.

A. Indiana. Fine early map of the state with approximately 51 counties delineated. Except for Allen County, the top third of the state is unorganized beyond the Wabash River and the Indian Boundary with reference to Ottaway, Kickapoo, Delaware, and Pottawatomie Indians. Condition: A light damp stain in the lower right third of the map image. (B)

B. Illinois. The continuation of the Indian Boundary from the above map of Indiana is shown in the upper portion of the state. In this area the tribal lands of the Sac & Fox, and the Winnebago Indians are noted. Below this line, the northern counties are very large with little development. Condition: A light damp stain in the lower right third of the map image. (B)

C. Missouri. Lovely map of the state that was engraved shortly after statehood. Development is along the rivers with virtually no other settlements noted in this early and fascinating map. The map shows 28 counties, correct for 1824, including the 1824 gain from Girardeau County by Scott County. Condition: Marginal soiling with a light damp stain confined to right blank margin. (A)



Original color. See description above for additional details.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/17/2016