Auction 170, Lot 164


"United States", Burr/Illman

Subject: Eastern United States

Period: 1833 (dated)

Publication: A New Universal Atlas

Color: Hand Color

12.6 x 10.6 inches
32 x 26.9 cm

Map shows the extent of the early United States, with Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana demarcating the western frontier. Texas is part of Mexico, a large Missouri Territory reaches westward, and Huron Territory takes the place of Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The southern tip of Florida is shown in an inset at the lower right. The map is filled with early towns, settlements and mines, watershed and some topography. 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 using the New York firm of D.S. Stone. The imprint of Illman & Pilbrow is below the neatline.


Condition: B+

Original color with a small hole in the right blank margin that just enters the border. There is minor foxing and a few edge tears all confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $55

Closed on 11/14/2018