"Minnesota", Colton, Joseph Hutchins
Period: 1855 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
15.7 x 12.5 inches
39.9 x 31.8 cm
Western Minnesota is soon to become Dakota Territory, but here it is merged with Minnesota and simply called Pembina. This huge unorganized area occupies a good deal of today's Minnesota in the west and north. Early county development in Minnesota with little sign of railroads yet. Interesting notation locates vast prairies said to be "the great Hunting and Fighting Ground of Dakotah, Odjebwe, Assiniboin, Arikara, Minitarree and other Nations." Filled with details of forts, towns, watershed, lakes, and more. A fine example of this pocket map, printed on fine bank note paper, folding into embossed cloth covers with gilt lettering.
Light stain at edge where pasted into covers, else fine. Covers mint with virtually no wear.