"Illinois", Burr, David H.
Period: 1834 (dated)
Publication: A New Universal Atlas...
Color: Hand Color
10.6 x 12.7 inches
26.9 x 32.3 cm
This is Burr's first edition map of the state. Filled with many interesting details including place names, counties, rivers, forts, a proposed canal from Lake Michigan to Peoria, and the National Road from Terre Haute to St. Louis. Burr was appointed to be topographer to the U.S. Post Office Department in 1832 and was unable to complete the maps for this atlas. Thomas Illman assumed responsibility to complete the atlas, publishing it in 1835 using the New York firm of D.S. Stone. The imprint of Thomas Illman is below the neatline.
Full original color with minor toning and a stain at right.