"Montana Territory", General Land Office
Period: 1887 (dated)
Publication: Senate Doc. 58, 52nd Cong., 1st Sess.
Color: Printed Color
39 x 26 inches
99.1 x 66 cm
This is the uncommon large edition that shows in great detail the extent of public surveys in Montana at this time in its history - it was admitted as a state in 1889. Hydrology and topography are well developed on this colorful map. The map shows Indian reservations (Blackfeet, Flathead etc.), military posts (Forts - Assiniboine, Keogh, Maginnis, Custer, Camp Baker, etc.) and the completed and proposed railroads; locates Custer Hill, Custer's Monument, and the Reno battlefield; shows Yellowstone National Park in its entirety with major features. Remarkable detail throughout on a scale of 1 inch to 15 miles. Extensive legend identifies land offices, Surveyor Generals Office, county seats, towns, villages and railroad stations, railroads (completed and proposed), military reservations, Indian reservations, railroad land grant limits, etc.
Issued folded, now pressed and backed with Japanese tissue. Some slight blur to the printing is visible, but not distracting.