New Sectional and Township Map of Indiana


Large hand colored atlas map of Indiana created the year Eli Lilly and Company was founded.

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Called a Sectional and Township map because, you guessed it, townships and individual sections are depicted, this map was designed to accompany the county atlases produced by Baskin, Forester & Co. throughout the latter half of the 19th century. Printed using lithographic techniques and colored by hand, this detailed map also displays transportation systems, such as railways, roads, and rivers in addition to the many small towns that popped up in the state during and after the Civil War. Lastly, individual buildings of note can also be found – post offices and train stations reflect the priorities of the audience at the time of publication.

On the verso are engraved views of the Richmond Agricultural Works, prominent residences, and Earlham College. An interesting map for anyone with interest in the Hoosier State.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1876

Author: Baskin, Forester, & Co.

Sheet Width (in): 17.2

Sheet Height (in): 27.6

Condition: B

Condition Description: The map is in good condition, with one tear along centerfold that's been repaired on verso. Small stains are apparent in the upper and lower right corners.


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