Auction 163, Lot 280

"Georgia", Burr/Illman

Subject: Georgia

Period: 1834 (dated)

Publication: A New Universal Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.3 x 12.6 inches
26.2 x 32 cm

This finely engraved and colored map delineates roads, towns, villages and settlements, ports, watershed and more. Hand colored by county, with county configuration circa 1832, prior to the organization of Walker County. Surrounded by a keyboard-style border and with fancy titling. Burr was appointed to be topographer to the U.S. Post Office Department in 1832 and was unable to complete the maps for his atlas. Thomas Illman assumed that responsibility, publishing it using the New York firm of D.S. Stone. The imprint of Thomas Illman is below the neatline.

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Condition: B+

Full original color with minor toning, a few small spots, and a stain at bottom right.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/14/2017

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