By: Thomas Cowperthwait & Co.
Date: 1850 (published) Philadelphia
Dimensions: 16 x 13 inches (40.5 x 33 cm)
This is an authentic, antique lithograph map of Illinois, published by Thomas Cowperthwait and Co. out of Philadelphia in 1850. The map is color coded by county with towns, rivers, lakes, wagon roads, canals and railroads noted throughout.
The map pays special attention to the Illinois and Michigan Canal (I & M Canal), which played a vital role in the transport of goods and raw materials to the western frontier, and made Chicago a vital junction between the Mississippi River and the eastern states. Additionally, much of the bordering states of Iowa, Missouri, and Indiana are also shown in detail.
Condition: Map is in A condition with a narrow left margin (common among these maps), but no tears or holes. The map displays bold original color and lightly toned paper.
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