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David Burr:  Michigan. Drawn & Published by David H. Burr.





Title: Michigan. Drawn & Published by David H. Burr.

Map Maker: David Burr

Place / Date: New York / 1836

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 13 x 11 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: SOLD

Inventory ID: 1821


Description: Highly desireable early map of Michigan by David Burrk, which appeared in his Universal Atlas, first issued in 1836. The UP is now part of Michigan, with a massive Michilimacinac County covering the upper part of the state and much of the UP. A large Green Bay is shown in what is described as Huron Territory. Large Sanilac, Saginaw and Lapeer Counties are shown, and many counties are yet to be divided. The Indian Boundary Line from the Saginaw Treaty is shown. A massive Township of Michillimackinac is shown, one of its only appearances on a map. The region west of the Lake is also extremely fascinating. Includes the disputed southern strip between Indiana and Illinois. An especially fine example of this highly sought after map. Burr's Atlas was perhaps the most elegant American commercially published atlas of its time, with an elegant engraving style. Burr studied under Simeon DeWitt in New York. His first atlas was an Atlas of New York State, the second state atlas to be issued in the US (after Mills Atlas of South Carolina in 1826). In the 1830s, he served as topographer for the US Post Office, producing a series of rare and highly sought after large format state maps during this period. Later, he was appointed as the Geographer of the House of Representatives, where he served during the later part of the 1830s. Burr is widely regarded as one of the most important names in American Cartographic history.


Related Categories:
Maps of America
Maps of Midwest America

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