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Auction 163, Lot 238

"Map of the State of Alabama", Burr, David H.

Subject: Alabama

Period: 1835 (published)

Publication: A New Universal Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

10.5 x 12.8 inches
26.7 x 32.5 cm
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A fine map of the state with an early county configuration. Three regions are unorganized and at this point still belonged to the Choctoaws and Chickasaw Indians. There are a few roads, forts, Indian villages and settlements shown, but the state is still largely unsettled.

David Burr was appointed to be topographer to the U.S. Post Office Department in 1832 and was unable to complete the maps for A New Universal Atlas. Thomas Illman assumed responsibility for completing the atlas, publishing it in 1835 using the New York firm of D.S. Stone. The map is dated 1834 with the imprint of Illman & Pilbrow below the neatline.


Condition: A

A nice impression with full original color and a few faint spots.

Estimate: $350 - $425


Closed on 6/14/2017