London. Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Baldwin and Cradock). 07-01- 1833.
Map, outline handcolor, 12 x 14 1/2 inches including decorative border. Light toning along edges; 1 inch chip to left edge of top margin, not penetrating neatline; overall very good condition. This map well shows the changing nature of the Midwest in the 1830s with the striking contrast between more settled areas of smaller counties, particularly in southern Indiana and Illinois, and the areas of wide open space - the Sioux District in northern Missouri (where the Foxes and Iaways are named), the area in northern Indiana where the Putawatomies and Miamis are marked, and even the very large "Joe Davis County" in northern Illinois. The maps published by that quintessential Victorian institution, the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (SDUK), are noted for the fine quality of the engraving and the great detail shown. Item #37257