The First Map of Illinois Published in Europe
Rare German map of Illinois, published in Weimar in 1825.
This is one of the earliest printed map of Illinois, coming only 7 years after the creation of the illinois Territory in 1818.
Based upon and American map by Carey & Lea, the map shows numerous early oversized counties and Indian Lands. The old Indian Boundaries are shown in the north, along with several forts.
\This German edition by Weiland is by far the rarest of the Carey & Lea variants. All of the maps have been re-engraved by the Weimar Geographischen Insitut, a well regarded cartographic publisher. The engraving quality of the maps far surpasses the American edition. Weiland actually added several maps which did not appear in the Carey & Lea or Buchon additions.