Morse's Map of Illinois

Morse's Map of Illinois

Morse, Charles

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Place Published: Chicago
Publisher: Rufus Blanchard
Date Published: 1854
Book Id: 35941


Full-color pocket map that measures 74 cm by 52 cm. 'Table of Statistics' and 'Meridians and Baselines' in the lower left corner. Decorative border. Bound with Charles Colby's 'Handbook of Illinois' Both are bound in to light brown cloth boards with the title gilt stamped on the front panel. Map is in nice condition with no tears or rips and only a few small discolorations. Colby's 'Handbook' is 36 pages and offers a brief history of the state including a short entry on the Mormons and Nauvoo. "About this time the Mormons established themselves in the State (having been expelled from Missouri in the winter of 1838-1839), and principally at Nauvoo. The subsequent history of their difficulties with the citizens of the vicinity is well known. The excitement and troubles constantly increased until 1844, when the two brothers, "Prophet Joseph and Patriarch Hyrum," Smith were arrested and confined in the county jail at Carthage, where they were murdered by a mob on the 27th day of June of that year. In the fall of 1845, the church treated for its safety by promising to leave the State, which it accordingly did in the following winter and spring of 1846." Not in Flake/Draper. A nice pocket map of Illinois.

By This Author: Morse, Charles
By This Publisher: Rufus Blanchard