Indexed railroad and township map of Illinois [cover title]

Indexed railroad and township map of Illinois [cover title]

Chicago, IL: Geo. F. Cram, ca. 1880. 24" x 18" broadside color map. Engraved with red and yellow highlights by George F. Cram, drab brown cloth cover with lettering in gilt on the front board. Minor wear to the interior hinge coupled with a former owner's stamp dated 1883 on the inside of the front cover, the map itself is near fine, with light spotting to the verso and on the pane glued to the covers. George Cram founded his own map-making firm in the late nineteenth century (during the American Gilded Age). His firm would be the first American map company to produce a world atlas (Wikipedia, George F. Cram). A lovely example of a late nineteenth century map of Illinois. Item #53584

Price: $300.00

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