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Auction 185, Lot 299

"A New Map of Michigan with Its Canals, Roads & Distances", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: Michigan

Period: 1846 (dated)

Publication: A New Universal Atlas

Color: Hand Color

11.6 x 14.6 inches
29.5 x 37.1 cm
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This attractive, colorful map features county development throughout, but no settlement beyond Saginaw, with the notable exception of Mackinaw Island. Railroads are shown only in the extreme southern portion of the state. It includes an inset of the western tip of the Upper Peninsula, showing Ontonagon County and parts of Marquette, Houghton, and Delta counties. The table to the right gives the cities and distances along the steamboat routes from Detroit to Fort Gratiot and then continuing to Fort Howard. On this example, Detroit is shown as the capital, which was replaced by Lansing (not yet shown on this map) in 1848. The map is adorned with calligraphic title and scroll borders.


Condition: B+

Full contemporary color with light toning and dampstains mostly confined to the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $170

Closed on 11/17/2021