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Atlas on CD Review: Historic Atlas of Illinois Counties (Zones 1-11 complete set)
Abridged Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Illinois, Union Atlas Co., Chicago,
The Zone 1-11 Atlas is a complete set of 1876 Illinois county maps. Each Zone consists of
a series of 9 or more bordering county maps making up all 102 Illinois counties. Each Zone
Atlas contains high resolution scanned images of vintage 19th century county maps that are
presented in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). Individual Illinois Zones also
Each zone includes the following 19th century features:
* roads, railroads and canals
* cities, towns and villages
* post offices and government sites
* one-room schoolhouses, churches and cemeteries
* rivers, streams and ferries
* racetracks, fairgrounds and picnic groves
* industrial sites, furnaces and mills
* early homesteads and farms
- and much more
The Historic Atlas of Illinois series may be an invaluable aid to researchers in search of
19th century Illinois places and place names. Many 19th century sites no longer appear on
contemporary maps and or have been obscured with time. The Historic Atlas Series CD's
provide researchers with the means to quickly search 19th century maps when searching for
extinct Illinois places.
Details on early maps are often difficult to read and these are no exception; however, by
virtue of the Adobe PDF formatting, these documents may be inspected at high levels of
magnification without additional digital distortion; something that simply cannot be
accomplished with paper reproductions and photocopies.
As always, good luck in your research!
Historic Archaeological Research
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