By: Jean Alexandre Bouchon
Date: 1825 (published) Paris
Dimensions: 17 x 24 inches (43.18 x 61 cm)
This is an authentic antique map of Illinois, by Jean Alexandre Buchon. The map is from the French edition of Carey & Lea's American Atlas and was published in Paris in the year 1825.
This map of Illinois is colored coded by county. It notes important towns like St. Louis, Kaskaskia, and Vandalia in addition to Chicago, which would become incorporated as a town in 1833. The map also accounts for many physical features such as the Mississippi river and Lake Michigan.
Surrounding the image is a letterpress, French text describing in detail, the economic, political, social, geographical, and historical statistics and history of Illinois. The text includes a population table organized by county as well as a summary of its recent history, citing Vandalia as the current capital. Such a detailed as lengthy description is what separated this atlas map from the many others produced throughout the 19th century.
Condition: The map is in A condition with full margins and bright color.
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