Auction 110, Lot 174

"Territory of Dakota", General Land Office

Subject: Dakota Territory

Period: 1882 (dated)

Publication: Sen. Doc. #283, 48th Congress 1st Sess.

Color: Printed Color

23.8 x 29 inches
60.5 x 73.7 cm

A striking county map of the territory showing Bismarck as the capitol and the location of Military and Indian Reservations, railroads, the extent of Northern Pacific Railroad land grants, cities, towns, county seats, and more. The majority of the western portion of the territory is devoted to Indian Reservations. Economic development is still largely limited to the eastern portion of the territory. By 1880 cattlemen [many from Texas] occupied most of Dakota's range land. A large, detailed and beautifully lithographed map by J. Bien.


Condition: A

Issued folding, now pressed and mounted on archival tissue. Hint of toning along a fold or two, else fine.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $90

Closed on 3/2/2005