An Illustrated Historical Atlas of Hancock County. Illinois.

Andreas, A. T. (Alfred Theodore); Gen. Chas. A. Gilchrist

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Place Published: Chicago
Publisher: A. T. Andreas
Date Published: 1874
Binding: Hardcover
Book Id: 26920

Description

Folio [45.5 cm] 3/4 worn leather with brown cloth covered boards, a gilt stamped title on the front cover, and embossed designs on the covers. Good condition only. The covers are soiled and rubbed. The front cover and front free endsheet are completely detached, but present. The cloth on the rear board is peeling away from the cover. The underlying boards are exposed extensively along the edges. The endsheets are soiled. The front endsheet has light scribbles in pencil, and also has a former owner's name and address written in pen twice. There is a large 9 and 1/2 inch closed tear in the fore edge of the front free endsheet. The title page is partially detached. The pages are browned, and have occasional small light stains, and light moisture stains in the edges. Occasional foxing. There is a closed tear in the bottom edge of p. 86 that measures 5 and 1/2 inches. The edges of the pages have sporadic chipping and short closed tears. Some of the pages have offsetting from the plates.

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Flake 162. Includes a history of Mormonism in Illinois. The last plate is numbered 137. Lacking the pages that most likely would be numbered 128-135. Map Work of Townships and Plats Made by Gen. Chas. A. Gilchrist, Civil Engineer, Carthage, Ill. Includes sharp lithographic views or maps of the Farm Residence of Hugh Jackson, Montebello Farm, Residence of Mrs. Marrietta Rollosson, Barnard and Wimmer's Drug Store, Residence and Stock Farm of Jasper Manifold, View of J. A. W. Pittman's Art Gallery, Carthage and Additions, Map of Nauvoo Township, Map of Wythe Township, and much more. Also lists Statistics of the Population of Hancock County, Ill., By Townships With Abstract of Agricultural Productions, Etc. from Census of 1870. A. T. Andreas also published An Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Minnesota in 1874. Andreas was one of the leading cartographic recorders of societal and economic changes in post-Civil War America. Besides the Illinois atlas, he published nearly two dozen county and state atlases between 1871 and 1875, all built on the same commercial model& wonderfully illustrated volumes containing basic maps, land ownership information, portraits of local and state dignitaries, and lithographs of towns, businesses, and farm properties.