Philadelphia: Mitchell, Samuel Augustus Jr., 1866.
Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 13.5" x 10.75".
Great map of Illinois divided into counties showing towns, major routes, railroads and waterways. Includes a detailed town plan inset Chicago.
Samuel Augustus Mitchell Sr. (1792-1868) was one of the leaders in American cartography of the 19th century and pioneered the conversion of engraved map plates to more affordable lithographic plates. His son, Samuel Augustus Mitchell Jr. continued his father's successful mapmaking and publishing business, and was one of the most prolific and renowned 19th century American publishers.
Condition: Very Good