Geo. H. Adams & Co.
Title New Topographical Atlas and Gazetteer of Indiana, Comprising a Topographical View of the Several Counties of the State, Together with a Railroad Map of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, an Alphabetical Gazetteer ...
Book Condition Fair with no dust jacket
Publisher NY & Indianapolis. NY & Indianapolis Geo. H. Adams & Co. 1871
Seller ID 22525
Brown cloth boards with red leather corners and spine. Covers are heavily worn, stained, lacking top inch of backstrip. Book is shaken, but binding is still fairly firm except at the top three or four inches where it is loosening. Pages are all present and attached, but soiled, varmint-gnawed at extremities of first several pages, small chips and tears. The pastedowns are loosening from the boards, and the last endpaper has a long tear. Some pages have owners' names and other marks and doodling, foxing, some creasing. Most of the soil, staining, and foxing is at the margins of pages. All pages are present and all text and illustrations are easily readable. Page 30 has been clumsily removed by someone and pasted to p. 13 (the blank verso of p. 12). . The title continues: "Gazetteer, giving a concise description and the location of cities, villages, post offices, railroad stations, landings, etc. , and a brief history of Indiana. " Book was copyrighted by Asher, Adans & Higgins, 1870. It contains detailed county maps of each of the counties of Indiana, showing county seats, towns and post offices, state and county roads, railroads, canals, county boundaries, civil township boundaries, congressional districts, and geological survey boundaries. In addition, there is a two-page map of the midwest states showing railroad lines (named) and counties. Following the atlas pages is a history of Indiana, focusing on geography, geology, and natural history. A paragraph is then devoted to each of the Indiana counties, again with a focus on geography, geology, and natural history. A gazetteer follows, with a county, description, and location provided for each named place. The 1870 population of Indiana counties, cities and towns is given in two tables. Bloomington, Indiana had a population of 1,840 in 1870, while the populations of Lafayette and Indianapolis were 14,312 and 41,604 respectively. Finally, the principal producers, patrons of the state atlas and gazetteer, and business directories for three counties are given: Monroe, Lawrence, and Jackson. The Business Directory for Bloomington lists by name nine attorneys, seven faculty members at Indiana University, seven boarding houses, three tanners and curriers, two saddle and harness makers, and a woollen mill, among much else. This is not a pretty book, but it is complete and fairly solid, and it contains a wealth of information about the state of Indiana immediately following the end of the Civil War. . Folio 13" - 23" tall. H0
Indiana History Gazetteer Atlas 1870s