Auction 111, Lot 155

"Johnson's Minnesota and Dakota", Johnson & Browning

Subject: Central United States

Period: 1861 (circa)

Publication: Illustrated Family Atlas

Color: Hand Color

16.5 x 12.5 inches
41.9 x 31.8 cm

An attractive early map of Minnesota, about three years after statehood and showing approximately 63 counties and a few early railroads. An early depiction of Dakota Territory with only two regions shown by coloring and with the western boundary along the Missouri River. Numerous interesting notes, such as "The Vast Region of Prairie from Red River of North and Mini Walcan L. to about the Gr. Bend of the Missouri River is the Great Hunting Ground of Dakota, Ojibwe, Assiniboin, Arikcara, Minitarree and other Nations." Decorative border of the early steel engraved Johnson maps.


Condition: A

Two small burn-like stains, else fine.

Estimate: $90 - $120


Closed on 6/8/2005