Folio, (18 x 15 inches). Fine folding lithographed “General Railway Map of the United States and Canada,” 25 full-page lithographed maps with original hand-color in full, 28 lithographed views, some full-page (one or two short marginal tears, occasional spotting). Library buckram.
Provenance: Ink library stamp of the Chicago Historical Society to the title page.
First edition. Hancock County is a county in northwestern Ohio established in 1828. Published by Hiram H. Hardesty (1834-1898), a prolific publisher of Ohio county atlases. With the Rand, MacNally & Co. folding “General Railway Map of the United States and Canada.” Other maps include “Map of Ohio,” “Outline Map of Hancock Co. Ohio,” “Map of Washington Township,” “Map of Allen Township.” Views include “Residence, Stock Farm and Saw Mills owned by Amos Stover Esqr. Marion Tp. Hancock Co. Ohio”; “Coons, Adams & Co.s Iron Foundry, Findlay, Hancock Co., Ohio. Improved Circular Saw Mills & Engines of Every Discription [sic]”; “Res. Of L. Glessner, Proprietor and Publisher of the Hancock Courier, Findlay, Ohio.”