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Auction 104, Lot 179

"Map of Minnesota Territory", Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.

Subject: Minnesota and Dakota Territory

Period: 1853 (published)

Publication: Mitchell's New Universal Atlas

Color: Hand Color

16 x 12.8 inches
40.6 x 32.5 cm
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Well-engraved map with county development limited to the extreme southern and eastern portions. Large region in west is labeled Pembina, while the large southern area is Dahkotah. Settlement is mostly along the Mississippi River. Locates many Indian tribes, including Assiniboine, Yanktonan, Chippeway, Mennomonees, Winebagoes, etc. Forts along the Missouri River include aux Cedres, Lookout, Pierre Choteau, Clarke, and Mandan (noted as the wintering place of Lewis and Clarke in 1804-05). Fancy titling and decorative borders. A detailed and interesting map that documents the early stages of development.


Condition: A

Good impression with original pastel coloring.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/10/2003