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Indiana Map - 1877

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INDIANA - 1877




Reprinted 2001 by Michiana History Publications


This inexpensive reprint is  a best seller at our genealogy conferences.

Lithographed on 80 pound archival stock, and protected by a mylar sleeve,  this 11" x 14" reproduction makes  a great gift for friends and family or can be  an unusual door prize at family reunions or genealogy meetings.    

The back of each map provides information about the map and its publisher as well as historical information about the state at the time of the map's publication. 

This full color map was copyrighted by Harper and Brothers in 1877 and appeared in Harper's School Geography with maps and Illustrations Prepared Expressly for this Work by Eminent American Artists, which was published in 1878.

Harper and Brothers

In March 1817 John and James Harper founded Harper Brothers, a small printing firm in New York. In 1825 their brothers, Joseph and Fletcher, joined the company. In 1833 the company name was changed to Harper and Brothers.

The company soon became the largest book publisher in the United States, publishing both fiction and non fiction. Their authors included Herman Melville, Charles Dickens, William Thackeray, Mark Twain and Henry James.

Early in their career Harper and Brothers began to publish maps and atlases, using well established engravers, such as Alexander G. Findlay (not to be confused with Anthony Finley).

Their success as book publishers encouraged them to launch their own magazine, Harper's Monthly , in 1850. In 1857 the magazine became Harper's Weekly.

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