Catalog Archive
Auction 157, Lot 285

"Mitchell's Map of Illinois Exhibiting Its Internal Improvements, Counties, Towns, Roads &c.", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: Illinois

Period: 1838 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

12.5 x 15 inches
31.8 x 38.1 cm

This map of Illinois was printed in blue on thin, banknote style paper. Delineated by county, the map shows good detail of towns and settlements, rivers, roads, canals and railroads. County development is current to 1837 with the addition of Boone County in the northern part of the state. The National Road is prominently shown in the southern portion of the state, and lead mines are located to the north in Wisconsin Territory. Covers not present.


Condition: B+

Issued folding and now flattened. Reinforced with archival tape along the folds on verso to repair a few tiny fold separations. Light toning and a narrow, but adequate, right margin where the map was removed from its covers.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $60

Closed on 5/4/2016