"Map of Minnesota Territory by J.H. Young", Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.
Subject: Minnesota & Dakotas
Period: 1852 (dated)
Publication: Mitchell's New Universal Atlas
Color: Hand Color
16 x 13 inches
40.6 x 33 cm
Well-engraved map with county development limited to the extreme southern and eastern portions. Large region in west is labeled Pembina, while the large southern area is Dakotah. Settlement is mostly along the Mississippi River. Locates many Indian tribes including Assiniboine, Yanktonan, Chippeway, Mennomonees, Winebagoes, etc. Forts along the Missouri River include aux Cedres, Lookout, Pierre Choteau, Clarke, and Mandan (noted as the wintering place of Lewis and Clarke in 1804-05). Fancy titling and decorative borders. A detailed and interesting map that documents the early stages of development.
Very nice original pastel hand coloring. One spot in blank area outside map. A little marginal toning.