''A NEW MAP OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS'' Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., c. 1853. Engraved map with original hand coloring. Map in nice condition, but lightly and evenly toned. (Image: 15 1/2 x 13’’)
This detailed map depicts Illinois with its counties named and in contrasting colors. Topographical features are detailed and major cities and towns are located, and various land routes, water routes, steamboat and rail routes (existing, in progress, and proposed) are identified. An excellent view of the state as it existed prior to the Civil War!