Map of the Northern parts of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois with Michigan


The Wisconsin Territory over a decade prior to statehood.

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This fascinating and early map of the upper Midwest was published in Washington, D.C. by David Burr in 1836. It shows the upper portions of Ohio, Illinois, and Indiana, as well as nearly the entirety of the Wisconsin and Michigan Territories.

Michigan and Ohio had recently concluded a boundary dispute known as the Toledo War, and the territory in question is brightly highlighted in pink. A wealth of other contemporary details highlight the frontier composition of the region – fortifications, Native American villages, landmarks and other geographic features are all individually labeled. Chicago, first incorporated only 3 years prior to publication, is shown as a small settlement on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1836

Author: David Burr

Sheet Width (in): 16.25

Sheet Height (in): 14.00

Condition: A-

Condition Description: Light toning around the outer edges and creasing along originally issued fold lines. A portion of the upper center of the sheet has been professionally repaired, along with a 4" tear along the bottom of the page. Remains in very good condition overall.


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