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  • Antique Maps Of Idaho
    Interestingly the eastern boundary lines to the north are credited to the influence of one man Sidney Edgerton an Ohio congressman who relocated to the Idaho Territory for a judicial appointment Originally the Idaho legislature had proposed that the eastern border follow the Continental Divide Feeling jilted with his placement in the north of the Territory east of the Rockies Edgerton exercised his influence in Washington and allied with his neighbors in Montana to push the state line westward from the Rocky Mountains to the ridgeline formed by the Coeur d Alene and Bitterroot Mountains 225 Johnson s Nebraska Dakota Idaho and Montana New York Johnson Ward 1865 66 17 x 23 1 4 Lithograph Original hand coloring A few scattered spots Else very good condition The discussion of creating a territory in the area that became Wyoming in 1868 had started earlier and this map of 1865 shows Wyoming even though it would not officially exist for another three years This is the first depiction of the territory on a map and it shows some of the interesting features of the borders in this rugged part of the country The southern part of Wyoming s western border is drawn at the 110 longitude line this was moved west to the 111 line in 1868 The northern border was determined by the Montana border which ran west along the 45th parallel until it reached 111 longitude whence it dropped to 44 30 and then due west until it intersected the continental divide which was Idaho s new eastern border This left an odd finger shaped area south of Montana and north of Idaho making up Wyoming s northwest corner shown prominently here Interestingly when Wyoming was officially created as a territory the western border went straight along the 111 line and this gore reverted back to being part of Dakota even though it was totally separated from the rest of the territory by Wyoming It remained part of Dakota until 1873 Another interesting thing is the mistaken depiction of two lakes Jackson s Lake and Lake Riddle which were actually the same lake Explorers came upon Lake Riddle which had already been named and thought it was an undiscovered lake They renamed it Jackson s Lake Cartographers had to assume that there were two lakes and thus the error on Johnson s map Very early image of this area with Dakota undivided into counties and Montana having only two counties Mining sites are shown in both Idaho and Montana 250 Map of Oregon Washington Idaho and Part of Montana Philadelphia S A Mitchell Jr 1870 10 3 4 x 13 3 8 Lithograph Original hand coloring Very good condition For most of the middle part of the nineteenth century the firm founded by S Augustus Mitchell dominated American cartography in output and influence This fine map is from one of his son s atlases issued in 1870 Of interest are the indications of the gold mines in Idaho the reason

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  • Antique Maps Of Illinois
    is it informative with it s depictions of towns roads and railroads but it is also decorative The counties are depicted in subtle pastel shades and the entire map is surrounded by a decorative Victorian border 165 A New Map of the State of Illinois Philadelphia Charles Desilver 1856 15 3 4 x 13 1 4 Lithograph Original hand color Very good condition With decorative border Charles Desilver one of the many publishers working in Philadelphia during the mid nineteenth century issued an atlas of maps based on the famous Tanner Mitchell Cowperthwait series Desilver used much the same information as originally drawn in the 1840s but updated the maps with new counties roads towns and especially the transportation network of canals roads and railroads always the focus of the maps from this series This map is typical of the rather unusual and scarce Desilver atlas The growth of roads and railroads in the southern part of the state is impressive and indicative of the huge growth in the region during the middle part of the century An attractive and fascinating Illinois document 165 County Map of the State of Illinois Philadelphia S Augustus Mitchell Jr 1861 13 1 2 x 10 3 4 Lthograph Original hand color With inset plan of Chicago Taking over for his father S Augustus Mitchell Jr continued one of the leading map publishing firms of the nineteenth century His maps were standards in the industry and continue to be valued today for their depth of information and their clarity of presentation This is a fine map of Illinois highlighting its major city Chicago about a decade before its most infamous fire 150 Map of the State of Illinois Washington GLO 1866 22 x 14 3 4 Lithograph by Bowen Co Original outline color Very good condition The U S General Land Office GLO was established in 1812 with responsibility to survey and control the dispersal of public lands All public land was required to be surveyed prior to settlement and the first director of the GLO Thomas Hutchins set up a systematic process of rectangular survey for the public lands and launched the great national project to survey and map the public domain in the entire country a procedure which got under way in the famous seven ranges of southeast Ohio Each surveyor was to record not only geography but also features of the landscape with economic import such as roads Indian trails existing settlements Indian lands mineral deposits and of particular interest railroads and their rights of way Of note is that unlike most surveys of the time the surveyors were instructed not to apply new names to the landscape but to use the received names of all rivers creeks lakes swamps prairies hills mountains and other natural objects Periodically the GLO would issue maps showing the progress of their surveys and this map shows how Illinois was well covered by 1866 Interesting features are the many railroads in the state as well

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  • Antique Maps Of Indiana
    Very good condition An fine map of Indiana by S Augustus Mitchell Sr For much of the middle part of the nineteenth century the Mitchell firm dominated American cartography in output and influence S Augustus Mitchell Jr s maps of the 1860s are probably the best known issues of this firm but his father s earlier efforts are excellent maps derived from H S Tanner s atlas of the 1830s This early map of Indiana is a good example of this work and was one of the best maps of the state issued to that time Of particular note on this map is the indication of the transportation network roads canals and railroads throughout the state Included at the right side is a profile of the Wabash and Erie Canal and on the left is a list of the stops and distances on the steam board routes in the state A superior map of the state just prior to mid century 275 A New Map of Indiana with its Roads Distances Philadelphia Thomas Cowperthwait Co 1850 11 1 2 x 13 3 4 Engraving Full original hand color Full margins Excellent condition A strong and beautifully crafted map of Indiana from the mid nineteenth century published by Thomas Cowperthwait Co This firm took over the publication of S Augustus Mitchell s important Universal Atlas in 1850 and they continued to produce up dated maps that were amongst the best issued in the period This map shows Indiana as a well developed state at mid century It is filled with myriad topographical details including rivers marshes towns and county borders This firm s maps are especially known for their depiction of the transportation routes of the states and this map is no exception The transportation infrastructure was extremely important at this period of increased immigration and travel in the American mid west This information is clearly depicted including railroads canals and roads At the top left is a table showing distances along steamboat routes from Louisville to Pittsburgh and Louisville to New Orleans To the right is a profile of the Wabash and Erie Canal The map has a rather striking appearance with warm hand coloring that well compliments the clear presentation For its fascinating detail and decorative appeal this is an excellent Indiana document 225 Two maps of Indiana by J H Colton Co from New York 14 x 11 1 4 Lithographs with full original hand coloring Very good condition Two colorful detailed maps of the state of Indiana from the middle nineteenth century In the mid nineteenth century the center of map publishing in America moved from Philadelphia to New York The Colton publishing firm played a large role in this shift These maps of Indiana with such fine detail are strong examples of their successful work The maps present counties in contrasting pastel shades and include depictions of towns roads railroads rivers and some topography Each feature is labeled neatly and the information given extends beyond the

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  • Antique Maps Of Iowa
    Desilver one of the many publishers working in Philadelphia during the mid nineteenth century issued an atlas of maps based on the famous Tanner Mitchell Cowperthwait series Desilver used much the same information as originally drawn in the 1840s but updated the maps with new counties roads towns and especially the transportation network of canals roads and railroads always the focus of the maps from this series This map is typical of the rather unusual and scarce Desilver atlas The growth of roads and railroads across the state is impressive and indicative of the huge growth in the region during the middle part of the century An attractive and fascinating Iowa document 150 County Map of the States of Iowa and Missouri Philadelphia S Augustus Mitchell Jr 1861 14 x 11 1 2 Lithograph Original hand color Very good condition S Augustus Mitchell Jr took over his father s map publishing business in Philadelphia and continued to issue fine atlases in the early part of the nineteenth century This map focuses on Iowa with its southern neighbor in contrast to the competing map above The scale is slightly smaller and Mitchell does not have quite as much topographical detail so that the roads and railroads show up a bit more prominently A nice decorative and historically interesting map 85 Johnson s Iowa and Nebraska New York Johnson Ward 1864 17 x 22 3 4 Lithograph Original hand color Short repaired tear into bottom Otherwise very good condition A detailed early map of Iowa and Nebraska at an important time in the development of both Nebraska which did not become a state for another five years had lost the top two thirds of its original territory that part became the Dakota Territory in 1861 Most of the western emigration at the time was passing further to the south but there was some development along the Missouri River between Iowa and Nebraska and along the Platte River Iowa is shown well settled here but Nebraska has development only to the east of the 98th meridian with the entire western part of the territory not even shown on this map An indication is made of a proposed route for the Pacific Railroad running through Nebraska A detailed and interesting picture of this region just at the end of the Civil War 165 A J Johnson Johnson s Iowa and Nebraska New York Johnson Ward 1870 17 x 22 3 4 Lithograph Original hand color Separations along center fold at edges Otherwise very good condition Though the copyright date is still listed as 1864 this map clearly shows greater settlement and westward movement than the edition published in that year By 1870 settlement had extended west along the Missouri border to towns like Council Bluffs and Omaha In the northwestern counties around Iowa s lake region are still sparsely populated 150 County Township Map of the States of Iowa and Missouri Philadelphia S Augustus Mitchell Jr 1874 21 1 2 x 14 1 2

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  • Antique Maps Of Kansas
    and it went through a number of political changes so such a map would have had great interest The territories of Nebraska and Kansas were created in 1854 out of the old Missouri Territory In 1861 Kansas attained statehood while the Nebraska Territory which didn t become a state until a year after this map was issued lost two thirds of its land to the newly created Dakota Territory and the territory of Colorado shown here though not mentioned in the title was also created In this second state of the map a border separating Dakota from Wyoming the latter not named is shown Wyoming was created out of the western part of Dakota about the time this version was issued The western parts of the states lining the Mississippi River are shown with considerable development The only similar areas of settlement and county creation for the rest of the map occur in eastern Texas and the eastern parts of Kansas and Nebraska The western parts of that state and territory along with Dakota and Colorado are depicted as relatively undeveloped The map contains much information on rivers lakes and topography but it is for the information on human activity on the plains which makes this map of such great interest This was issued at a time of regular conflict between Euro Americans and Native Americans and the locations of Indian tribes are noted throughout including three large reservations in the Indian Territory now Oklahoma The reason for the conflict was the encroachment of whites into the area shown on this map with flags to indicate forts the routes of explorers emigration trade routes such as the Santa Fe and Oregon trails proposed wagon roads and railroads as well as the northern and southern routes to Denver which were clogged in the 1860s with Pike s Peak gold rushers A terrific map of this frontier land after the Civil War 275 County Township Map of the States of Kansas and Nebraska Philadelphia S Augustus Mitchell Jr 1874 14 1 8 x 21 3 8 Lithograph Original hand color Very good condition A Mitchell map of the two states as they were configured shortly after statehood and the completion of the transcontinental railroad Kansas through which the Pacific Railroad ran was highly developed at this point as can been clearly seen here The Pacific R R is shown as is the Atchison Topeka Sante Fe R R and a few others in the state bringing considerable growth of towns roads and so forth Nebraska shows the Union Pacific Railroad passing through but development is considerably less limited mostly to the east and south of the Platte River An excellent early picture of these two plains states 150 County Township Map Of The States of Kansas and Nebraska Philadelphia W M Bradley Bro 1886 14 x 21 1 2 Lithograph Original hand color Old separation along centerfold archivally repaired Very good condition A neatly detailed map from the Philadelphia publishing firm of

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  • Antique Maps Of Kentucky
    J Carez 1825 11 1 8 x 18 map 17 7 8 x 24 1 4 full sheet Engraving Full original hand color Very good condition Three years after Carey Lea issued their American Atlas Jean Buchon issued his revised French edition of the atlas Atlas Geographique des deux Ameriques Following the earlier format with maps surrounded by the text Buchon s maps are fascinating Franco American documents presenting a comprehensive statement of the French understanding of what was still considered the New World The maps have excellent detail and the text is filled with information on the climate economy topography government and so forth This striking map of Kentucky is a good example of the quality of maps in this atlas 275 Map of the States of Kentucky and Tennessee From John H Hinton s The History and Topography of the United States of America London I T Hinton Simpkin Marshall 1830 1832 9 1 2 x 15 1 2 neatlines plus complete margins Steel engraving by Fenner Sears Co Fine condition A lovely example of a steel engraved map from one of the more popular nineteenth century view and map books Hinton s History and Topography This work contained text and numerous illustrations documenting the history and topography of the United States Hinton used many different artists all the engravings being made from drawings made on the spot For their wide coverage accurate detail and pleasing appearance these are amongst the finest small images of early nineteenth century America to be found anywhere The London edition was the only one with maps of the regions throughout the United States Elevation is shown using cross hatching 425 Thomas G Bradford Kentucky From Samuel G Goodrich s A General Atlas of the World Boston C D Strong 1841 11 3 8 x 14 1 4 Engraving by G W Boynton Original hand color Very good condition A finely engraved map by Thomas G Bradford a Boston map publisher showing Kentucky at the beginning of the fourth decade of the nineteenth century The map was original drawn and issued by Thomas Bradford in 1838 This example was published in a version of Bradford s atlas produced by Samuel Goodrich three years later Detail is very good showing rivers towns counties and some orography At this early stage in the development of the state only one railroad is shown running from Lexington through Frankfort to Louisville Another line is depicted running from Indianapolis to the Ohio River The whole is attractively presented with original hand coloring and precise engraving 425 Thomas G Bradford Kentucky From A Universal Illustrated Atlas Boston Charles D Strong 1838 1842 11 3 8 x 14 1 4 Engraving by G W Boynton Original hand color Very good condition A finely engraved map by Thomas G Bradford a Boston map publisher showing Kentucky in the third decade of the nineteenth century Throughout the early period of the century Kentucky continually added counties as its population expanded and developed

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  • Antique Maps Of Louisiana
    marshes towns lakes and parish borders Tanner s maps are especially known for their depiction of the transportation routes of the states and this map is no exception The transportation infrastructure was extremely important at this period of increased immigration and travel in the American south This information is clearly depicted including railroads canals and roads Along the left side are tables showing distances along steamboat routes on the Mississippi Also included is an inset map showing New Orleans with a key to sites in the city 250 Thomas Cowperthwait A New Map of Louisiana with its Canals Roads Distances from place to place along the Stage Steam Boat Routes Philadelphia Thomas Cowperthwait Co 1850 11 1 2 x 14 3 8 Lithographic transfer from engraved plate Full original color Full margins Very good condition A strong and beautifully crafted map of Louisiana from the mid nineteenth century published by Thomas Cowperthwait Co This firm took over the publication of S Augustus Mitchell s important Universal Atlas in 1850 and they continued to produce up dated maps that were amongst the best issued in the period This map shows Louisiana as a well developed state at mid century It is filled with myriad topographical details including rivers bayous marshes towns lakes and parish borders This firm s maps are especially known for their depiction of the transportation routes of the states and this map is no exception The transportation infrastructure was extremely important at this period of increased immigration and travel in the American south This information is clearly depicted including railroads canals and roads Along the left side are tables showing distances along steamboat routes on the Mississippi Also included is an inset map showing New Orleans with a key to sites in the city The map has a rather striking appearance with warm hand coloring that well compliments the clear presentation For its fascinating detail and decorative appeal this is an excellent Louisiana document 250 Thomas Cowperthwait A New Map of Louisiana with its Canals Roads Distances from place to place along the Stage Steam Boat Routes Philadelphia Thomas Cowperthwait Co 1851 Lithograph Original hand color 11 1 2 x 14 1 4 Small spot over Greensburg Another example of Cowperthwait s fine map of Louisiana published a year later 200 J H Colton Co Louisiana New York J H Colton Co 1855 12 3 4 x 16 Lithograph Full original hand color Very good condition In the mid nineteenth century the center of map publishing in America moved from Philadelphia to New York The Colton publishing firm played a large role in this shift This map of Louisiana with its fine detail is a strong example of their successful work The map presents the counties with contrasting pastel shades and includes depictions of towns roads railroads rivers and some topography Each feature is labeled neatly and the information given extends beyond the borders of the state This is an attractive map as well as an interesting historical document 150 S Augustus Mitchell Map of Louisiana Mississippi and Arkansas Philadelphia S Augustus Mitchell 1860 13 1 4 x 10 5 8 Lithograph Full original hand color Slight discoloration in margins An interesting multi state map by S Augustus Mitchell showing Louisiana Mississippi and Arkansas Most interesting in this depiction of the southern states along the flow of the Mississippi River is the beginning foundation for railroads criss crossing the land and making important stops in cities along the river such as Memphis Helena and Vicksburg all the way down to the port city of New Orleans Beautiful hand coloration in this map with counties depicted in contrasting pastel shades and a nice decorative border 70 Johnson and Ward Johnson s Arkansas Mississippi and Louisiana New York Johnson Ward 1862 24 x 17 Lithograph Original hand color Very good condition An attractive and large map of these southern states from A J Johnson s atlas issued one year following the start of the Civil War Johnson who published out of New York City was one of the leading cartographic publishers in the latter half of the century producing popular atlases geographies and so on This finely detailed map is an good example of Johnson s work Townships towns roads rail lines rivers and lakes are shown throughout Of particular note is the extensive road and rail network connecting these states to ports along the Mississippi The clear presentation of cartographic information and the warm hand coloring make this an attractive as well as interesting historical document 75 J H Colton Co Colton s Louisiana New York G W C B Colton Co 1865 12 3 4 x 15 3 4 Lithograph Full original hand color Very good condition Another example of the fine map of Louisiana by Colton shown above but with maps of Louisville and New Orleans on reverse 125 Joseph Gorlinski Map of Louisiana Washington General Land Office 1866 15 3 8 x 15 7 8 Lithograph Original outline color Very good condition The U S General Land Office GLO was established in 1812 with responsibility to survey and control the dispersal of public lands All public land was required to be surveyed prior to settlement and the first director of the GLO Thomas Hutchins set up a systematic process of rectangular survey for the public lands and launched the great national project to survey and map the public domain in the entire country a procedure which got under way in the famous seven ranges of southeast Ohio Each surveyor was to record not only geography but also features of the landscape with economic import such as roads Indian trails existing settlements Indian lands mineral deposits and of particular interest railroads and their rights of way Of note is that unlike most surveys of the time the surveyors were instructed not to apply new names to the landscape but to use the received names of all rivers creeks lakes swamps prairies hills mountains and other natural objects

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  • Antique Maps Of Maine
    region with ample promise of developing into lands of great new opportunity and growth The sheets from this atlas which cover North America Central America South America and the West Indies are comprised of an engraved map surrounded by text documenting the history climate population and so forth of the area depicted The atlas is particularly known for its excellent early maps of the states and territories of the United States This map of Maine is filled with information on roads towns lakes and rivers all very attractively presented Development is in exclusively in the south but the depiction of the river and lake systems further north is very good This is a fine verbal and graphic picture of the state 500 Thomas G Bradford Maine From Samuel G Goodrich s A General Atlas of the World Boston C D Strong 1841 14 1 4 x 11 3 8 Engraving by G W Boynton Original hand color Some minor spotting in margins Very good condition A precisely engraved map by Thomas G Bradford a Boston map publisher This map was first issued in the 1838 edition of Bradford s atlas but this example appeared in Samuel Goodrich s atlas from 1841 This map is up to date in showing the political and topographical situation with very good accuracy Detail includes rivers lakes towns and counties Also shown is an early railroad running from Portsmouth to Portland The whole is attractively presented with original hand coloring A rare and early map of Maine 375 Thomas G Bradford Maine From A Universal Illustrated Atlas Boston Chares D Strong 1838 1842 14 1 4 x 11 3 8 Engraving by G W Boynton Original hand color Very good condition A slightly later edition of Bradford s excellent map of Maine 375 Henry S Tanner A New Map of Maine From Universal Atlas Philadelphia Carey Hart 1840 1843 14 1 4 x 11 Engraving Full original hand color Very good condition A strong and beautifully crafted map of Maine from the nineteenth century by the great American cartographer Henry Schenck Tanner In 1816 Henry his brother Benjamin John Vallance and Francis Kearny formed an engraving firm in Philadelphia Having had experience at map engraving through his work with John Melish Tanner conceived of the idea of compiling and publishing an American Atlas which was begun in 1819 by Tanner Vallance Kearny Co Soon Tanner took over the project on his own and thus began his career as cartographic publisher The American Atlas was a huge success and this inspired Tanner to produce his Universal Atlas of more manageable size This atlas contained excellent maps of each state focusing on the transportation network including roads railroads and canals All details are clearly presented and these include towns rivers mountains political boundaries and the transportation information In 1844 Carey Hart issued an edition of the atlas and the maps were later purchased by S Augustus Mitchell and then Thomas Cowperthwait Co Maps from the early Tanner

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