A beautiful example of the legendary American map publisher Samuel Augustus Mitchell Jr.'s 1872 map of the state of Illinois. The map covers the state of Illinois as well as portions of the adjacent states of Iowa, Missouri, Kentucky and Indiana. An inset in the bottom left corner depicts the Vicinity of Springfield. This map also identifies various cities, towns, rivers and an assortment of additional topographical details. Map is color coded according to political boundaries with elevation rendered by hachure. One of the most attractive American atlas maps of this region to appear in the mid-19th century. Features the vine motif border typical of Mitchell maps from the 1866 - 1882 period. Prepared by S.A. Mitchell for inclusion as plate nos. 39 in the 1872 issue of Mitchell's New General Atlas. Dated and copyrighted, 'entered according to Act of Congress in the Year 1867 by S. Augustus Mitchell in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.'