Auction 161, Lot 302

"A New Map of Indiana Exhibiting the Counties, Townships, Cities, Villages, and Post Offices Rail Roads, Canals, and Common Roads", Mendenhall, Edward

Subject: Indiana

Period: 1865 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

14 x 19.4 inches
35.6 x 49.3 cm

An attractive, uncommon map of the state showing counties, roads, railroads, canals and post offices. The National Road is shown crossing through the middle of the state from Oxford, Ohio to Terre Haute. A population table to the left of the map shows strong growth from 1850 to 1860 with total population increasing by 36% over this period. Folds into tan cloth-covered boards with gilt tile on front cover (4.0 x 5.2").

WorldCat indicates there is only one institutional holding of this map and no dealer listings in the last 15 years.


Condition: B+

Issued folding with a few minor fold separations and adjacent small tears that have been closed on verso with archival material near where the map is adhered to the back cover. Light staining along the left border where the map was glued to the board. Covers have average wear.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $160

Closed on 2/8/2017