Catalog Archive
Auction 123, Lot 204

"Johnson's Minnesota and Dakota", Johnson and Ward

Subject: Central United States

Period: 1861 (circa)

Publication: New Illustrated Atlas

Color: Hand Color

15.6 x 12.5 inches
39.6 x 31.8 cm

The newly formed Dakota Territory is a huge unorganized area with its western boundary just beyond the Missouri River. Interesting notation locates vast prairies said to be "the great Hunting and Fighting Ground of Dakotah, Odjebwe, Assiniboin, Arikara, Minitarree and other Nations." The proposed Northern route of the Pacific Railroad is shown crossing the Dakota wilderness. Good detail throughout Minnesota, whose county development is already well developed. A handsome map with the early strapwork border.


Condition: A

Pleasant, even age toning, full margins and original hand coloring. A couple of tiny spots, still very good.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 2/20/2008