Auction 97, Lot 146

"Michigan and the Great Lakes", Bradford, Thomas Gamaliel

Subject: Great Lakes

Period: 1835 (circa)

Publication: Comprehensive Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10 x 7.8 inches
25.4 x 19.8 cm

This is an interesting map of the Great Lakes regions during a period of rapidly changing boundaries in the old Northwest Territory. Present-day Wisconsin is shown as District Huron, attached to Michigan, a short-lived political division. Prior to 1828, Wisconsin was administered by Illinois and in 1836 became a separate territory. There is very little settlement shown in the region that is divided into very large tracts, including New York Mississippi Land Co.'s Tract. Shows early county development in the southeast area of Michigan.

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Condition: B

Minor faint foxing.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $210

Closed on 12/5/2001

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