Auction 129, Lot 275

"Iowa", Tanner, Henry Schenck

Subject: Iowa

Period: 1843 (published)

Publication: New Universal Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.8 x 15 inches
32.5 x 38.1 cm

This is a great map of Iowa Territory depicting only twenty counties clustered along the Mississippi River in the southeast. There are a number of early settlements (many of which do not exist today) and roads depicted in this region. The lion's share of the territory is divided among Indian nations; the Sioux in the north, and the Sauks and Foxes, Iowas and Pottawattamies in the south - separated by a large swath through the middle labeled Neutral Ground. The northern boundary extends beyond the Falls of Anthony and Fort Snelling, and no western boundary is shown. County development is correct to 1842. The map was published by Carey & Hart just three years prior to Iowa's admission as a state.

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Condition: A

A beautiful example with lovely hand coloring and crisp impression. A couple light foxing spots in uncolored area at lower right, otherwise fine.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/23/2009

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