"State of Kansas", General Land Office
Period: 1879 (dated)
Color: Printed Color
30.2 x 22 inches
76.7 x 55.9 cm
A large and highly detailed map of the state shows the settlement and development in 1879. A broad band across the map marks the ten and twenty mile limits of the land grants that helped finance the Kansas Pacific Railroad. Locates the Arkansas Valley Land District in the southwest, plus numerous others throughout. Details proposed railroads in red. Shows the east as fully settled with little development evident in the western third of the state. A fine map that was "compiled from the official records of the General Land Office and other sources." Legend locates land offices, county seats, subdivided townships, railroad stations, Indian reservations, and more.
Issued folding, now pressed and mounted on archival tissue. Hint of toning along some folds, still very good.