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Auction 168, Lot 214

"A New Map of Alabama with Its Roads & Distances from Place to Place, along the Stage & Steam Boat Routes", Desilver, Charles

Subject: Alabama

Period: 1856 (dated)

Publication: A New Universal Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

11.6 x 14.3 inches
29.5 x 36.3 cm

This handsome state map from Desilver's 1856 atlas features good detail throughout and exhibits late use of Mitchell's decorative rope borders. The map shows counties, major cities, roads, and railroads, including one that extends from Montgomery to Atlanta and beyond. Inset table lists the steam boat routes from Mobile to Tuscaloosa, Mobile to Montgomery, and Mobile to Pensacola. Fancy titling.


Condition: B+

Original color with some uneven faint toning along the left border of the map.

Estimate: $90 - $120

Sold for: $50

Closed on 6/6/2018