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