"Map of Madison and the Four Lake Country Dane Co. Wis.", Greeley, Horace
Period: 1854 (circa)
Color: Black & White
22.2 x 16.5 inches
56.4 x 41.9 cm
This rare promotional map details the vicinity around the city of Madison. Delineates the city streets, roads and railroads into town and extends to include Middleton, Fitchburg, Rutland, Pleasant Springs, Cottage Grove, Blooming Grove, Westport, and Burke. Legend identifies important buildings including the State Capitol and Wisconsin University. A table translates five Indian words into English ("Me no na" is Fairy Lake). Three existing railroads (to Milwaukee, Mississippi, and Chicago) and two proposed railroads are shown, one to Fond du Lac, and the other to Portage and Lake Superior. Map has a surveying grid with named townships and ranges.
Printed on very thin tissue-like paper. Issued folding, now pressed. A few light and almost invisible foxing spots and a couple of printer's creases.