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[Atlas] Thomson Bros. & Burr, Combination Atlas...of Du Page County... Elgin, 1874. Folio. 20 maps; numerous views. Covers detached but present. Some pages stained by leaves pressed in. There are 19 single-page township and city maps plus a double-page map of Illinois, all with hand color applied by stencil. 54 pp. of black & white lithographic views of farms, residences, and important public buildings such as the Court House, Wheaton College and Graue Mill. The first printed atlas of Du Page County, and the only one issued in the 19th century. LeGear, United States Atlases L-749. SOLD

Pencil note in an old hand attached with an old-fashioned straight pin opposite the entry on Erasmus O. Hills, page xx. The note signed "E.O. Hills" is a short reminiscence of Lafayette's 1824 visit to America when Hills' grandfather met the hero of the Revolution. There is also a newspaper clipping, circa 1890, inserted before the rear endpaper, concerning the Hills estate.







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