Illinois state Chicago Springfield 1850 Cowperthwait transitional mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Map of the State of Illinois.
(North America, United States, Midwest, Illinois, Chicago, Springfield, Lake Michigan).
Issued 1850, Philadelphia by Thomas Cowperthwait.
Fine scarce mid 19th century lithographed map with original hand color.
Right blank margin is trimmed very close to neat line with a small chip into the neat lines, still completely able to be framed properly.
Nice looking example, sheet heavily uniformly age toned, edges and paper oxidized and fairly brittle.
Sheet Measures c. 17 1/4" H x 13 1/2" W.
Engraved Area Measures c. 15 5/8" H x 13" W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 1.