By: David Burr
Date: 1836 (Dated) New York
Dimensions: 21 x 26.5 inches (53.4 x 67.3 cm)
This is an important and rare map of the Wisconsin Territory, published the same year it was established, in 1836. The territory initially included all of the present-day states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and part of the Dakotas east of the Missouri River. Much of the Territory had originally been part of the Northwest Territory, which was ceded by Britain in 1783. The Wisconsin Territory would exist until 1848, when the eastern portion of was admitted to the Union as the state of Wisconsin.
The map outlines in several different colors, various districts and land parcels that have been plotted for several tribes of the area and some that had been removed from their lands in the eastern states. As one explores this map further, they will find military forts, ferries, early towns, Native American villages, and a variety of geographic information pertaining to the lay of the land, river systems, lakes, swamps, and natural landmarks.
An all-around early, important, and informative work, this map is a must for any collector of Northwest Territory, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, or Native American history collectors.
Condition: Map is in B+ Condition, lightly darkened with age and a few areas of damp staining along some folds. There are no holes and any minor fold separations have been repaired with archival materials.
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