Indiana in the mid-1850s.

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This detailed map of Indiana was drawn and published by Joseph Hutchins Colton in New York in 1855. The state constitution was officially adopted just four years prior! Though the county outlines, highlighted in hand color, closely resemble today’s configuration, there are a few updates that would take place later, notably the division of Jasper County in the north. Nearby, the gigantic Kankakee Swamp is shown pictorially.

A fascinating variety of place names, geographic features, and other locations of interest are labeled throughout the image. A robust transportation network of roads, canals, and railroads is identified according to the legend in the upper right, which also presents the symbol used for county seats. The image, surrounded by a decorative border, extends to include the nearby Midwestern market cities of Cincinnati, Louisville, and Chicago.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1855

Author: J.H. Colton

Sheet Width (in): 15.5

Sheet Height (in): 18.25

Condition: A-

Condition Description: Moderate toning visible around the edges of the sheet, mostly confined to the margins. A few small tears also present, well away from the image. Scattered spotting visible within the neatline in the upper left and lower right corners. Very good condition overall, with original color.


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