Illinois State Map Chicago city plan inset Springfield 1865 Mitchell mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
County Map of the State of Illinois.
(North America, United States, Midwest, Illinois, Chicago, Springfield).
Issued c. 1865, Philadelphia by S.A. Mitchell.
19th century engraved map, with original hand color. Mitchell maps of this mid-century era were issued with a range of color as well as variant decorative borders.
There are also numerous variant issues of most Mitchell maps of this era, reflecting the evolution and growth of the state counties.
Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Sheet Measures c. 12 1/2" x 15 1/4".
Engraved Area Measures c. 10 1/2" x 13 1/2".
Reps, American Maps and Mapmakers, p. 313.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 4, pp. 260.