1822 Geographical, Statistical and Historical Map of Illinois
By: Henry Charles Carey & Isaac Lea
Date: 1822 (Published) Philadelphia
Dimensions: 16.5 x 20.6 inches (42 x 52.3 cm)
Published just four years after Illinois became a state and eleven years before Chicago was incorporated as a city, this map is a very nice example of one of the earliest obtainable maps of the state.
The state is shown in its early stages of development when there were few towns and settlements and even fewer thoroughfares connecting them. Despite the harshness of frontier life, by 1820 the population was already over 55,000, not counting indigenous peoples.
The map is precisely what the title states and includes much cartographic information plus detailed text addressing issues such as the exact location of the state, the conditions and soil types of various regions, indigenous lands, river systems, chief towns, education provisions, the form of government, and finally a historical sketch.
Condition: This map is in A condition, with original coloring.
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