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Auction 163, Lot 299

"Louisiana", Burr, David H.

Subject: Louisiana

Period: 1834 (dated)

Publication: A New Universal Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

12.8 x 10.6 inches
32.5 x 26.9 cm
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This map is finely engraved with a keyboard-style border and delineates roads, towns, villages and settlements, ports, watershed and more. The counties are individually colored and current to 1831, prior to the organization of Livingston County. 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 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.


Condition: A

Full original color with a couple of small, insignificant spots and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $210

Closed on 6/14/2017