MISSOURI - CLARK, J.C. & Co.
Clark's New Sectional Map of Missouri compiled & engraved from the United States land surveys and other reliable sources
St. Louis: J.C. Clark & Co., 1860. Folding pocket map lithographed by Julius Hutawa of St. Louis, Mo., full period hand colouring, on two joined sheets. Folds into original green cloth covers, the upper and lower covers blocked in blind, the upper cover lettered in gilt, advertisement for map publisher E. Mendenhall of Cincinnati pasted to front pastedown. (Map with tear extending from gutter repaired on verso). Sheet size: 29 x 33 inches.
A rare and large map of Missouri published on the eve of the Civil War: an important cartographic record of ante-bellum Missouri.
This highly detailed map, published by real estate agents J.C. Clark & Co., depicts the state in platted counties, with numerous towns, railroads (both built and proposed), post offices, churches, mills, and roads identified. Land offices are listed, as are "Chartered Rail Road Routes" by means of lettered references. A manuscript red hachured line divides the state into five irregularly-shaped land districts.
The map is quite rare, with only five copies recorded (Clements, State Historical Society of Missouri, Yale, British Library and the Kansas City Public Library).
Not in Phillips, A List of Maps of America.