Auction 92, Lot 170

"A New Map of the State of Illinois", Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.

Subject: Illinois

Period: 1850 (dated)

Publication: Mitchell's New Universal Atlas [1855]

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13 x 15.7 inches
33 x 39.9 cm

The state here appears nearly fully developed lacking only Ford and Douglas counties, both of which were created in 1859. The effects of early internal improvements and rapid settlement are many. No less than 6 rail lines originate in Chicago, branching out to serve all but the most southern counties. Brightly colored by county, with transportation routes highlighted.

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Condition: B

Few faint spots, tiny hole filled, very good overall.

Estimate: $120 - $140

Sold for: $170

Closed on 9/13/2000

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