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Auction 183, Lot 218

"Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of Michigan Territory", Carey & Lea

Subject: Michigan

Period: 1822 (circa)

Publication: A Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

10.5 x 14.5 inches
26.7 x 36.8 cm
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This is the first separate map of Michigan Territory. There is no development and little detail with the exception of a few forts and towns along the coast of Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair, and a new settlementon the Saganaw River. Detroit is among the towns named. Ft. Brown and Camp Smith are also located south of Green Bay, which was at this time a part of Michigan Territory. The Indian Line separates the territory roughly in half, with four counties named, but undesignated, in the southern section. There are notes locating portages and Fertile Land. There is a road shown connecting Ft Wayne, Indiana with Mt. Clemens. Chicago is located on the coast of Lake Michigan. Two panels of English text flank the map providing fascinating details of the new territory and noting the total population at 8,896. The full sheet with the text measures 21.4 x 17.4".


Condition: B

Contemporary outline color. There are several long fold separations and a couple of short edge tears that have been closed on verso.

Estimate: $475 - $600


Closed on 6/9/2021