Illinois canals roads distances lead region 1846-9 Mitchell Burroughs scarce mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
A New Map of Illinois with its Proposed Canals, Roads & Distances.
(United States, Lake Michigan, Lead Region inset).
Issued 1846-9, Phila. by S.A. Mitchell & H.N. Burroughs.
Attractive and uncommon mid-19th century lithographed map with original hand color. Decorative interlaced border surrounds the map. Includes inset map of the Lead Regions of Wisconsin and Illinois as well as tables on either side detailing steam boat routes and distances.
Map sheet lightly evenly age toned as typical, small thin stain near bottom center, overall clean and well preserved with a fine age patina and visual appeal unique to this era.
Sheet measures c. 17 1/4"H x 13 5/8"W.
Printed area measures c. 15 1/2"H x 12 3/4"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 1, p. 214 & vol. 3, p. 260.
Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers , p. 313.