Auction 97, Lot 147

"Map of the Northern parts of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois with Michigan and that part to the Ouisconsin Territory Lying East of the Mississippi River", Burr, David H.

Subject: Central United States

Period: 1838 (dated)

Publication: HR Report 380, 24th Cong., 1st Session

Color: Hand Color

14.7 x 12.9 inches
37.3 x 32.8 cm

The boundary line between Michigan and Ohio was a touchy issue as Ohio was blocking admission of Michigan to the Union until the question was settled. Actual fighting was a possibility. An interesting and significant map as it shows their respective claims and also notes Indiana's revised northern boundary. Wisconsin came from the term "Ouisconsin" which is believed to mean "grassy place" in the Cheppewa tongue.

References: Karpinski #135; Koepp 29.

Condition: B

Good impression and original hand coloring. Map is very good, with just two areas of surface soil and short tear at binding edge.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/5/2001