ATLAS MAP OF ADAMS COUNTY, ILLINOIS. COMPILED, DRAWN, & PUBLISHED FROM PERSONAL EXAMINATIONS & SURVEYS.

Davenport, Iowa: 1872. Folio, bound in modern black cloth, with gilt-lettered spine title. [5], [1 blank], [5]-169 pp. Andreas excluded many blank pages from the count, so we have also excluded them here. Detailed and attractive color maps, collated as issued. History, population data, many attractive engravings; list of subscribers, which is a virtual business directory; biographies of the "Old Settlers of Adams County"; "Histories of Farms and Residences"; business notices; color maps of each township. One index leaf has been trimmed too closely at the fore-edge, with a slight effect upon text. A Very Good copy of a well-accomplished Atlas.

Adams County is the westernmost county in Illinois. Its County Seat is Quincy, bordering the Mississippi River. "During the 19th century, Quincy was a thriving transportation center as riverboats and rail service linked the city to many destinations west and along the river. It was Illinois' second-largest city, surpassing Peoria in 1870" [Wikipedia].
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