"Illinois", Bradford, Thomas Gamaliel
Period: 1838 (dated)
Publication: A General Atlas of the World
Color: Hand Color
11.4 x 14.1 inches
29 x 35.8 cm
This copper-engraved map by G.W. Boynton presents an early network of (mostly proposed) railroads throughout the state. The National Road is shown connecting Terre Haute with Vandalia and Alton, and the Illinois and Michigan Canal (under construction) is shown linking the Illinois River to Lake Michigan. County configuration is current to the date of the map with the additions of Boone, Bureau, and De Kalb in the northern portion of the state. This map should not be confused with the more common maps from Bradford’s Comprehensive Atlas - it is several inches larger and carries much more information.
Contemporary color with light toning.