Auction 130, Lot 215

"Iowa and Wisconsin", Morse & Breese

Subject: Central United States

Period: 1844 (dated)

Publication: Morse's North American Atlas

Color: Black & White

15 x 12 inches
38.1 x 30.5 cm

This is one of the earliest obtainable maps for both Wisconsin and Iowa and the only commercially issued example of Nicollet's important map of the region. The map details Wisconsin and the Upper Plains to the Missouri and Little Missouri Rivers beyond Ft. Mandan to the White Earth River. Iowa fills the area between the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers all the way to the Canadian border. Filled with remarkable detail for the period of the numerous lakes and rivers, particularly between the Mississippi and the Missouri Rivers. Numerous Indian trails and villages and early forts are located. Good detail of the explorations in the region. A particularly clean and bright example of this desirable map. On the verso is a map Michigan, the same size and also uncolored.

References: Rumsey #5538.

Condition: B+

Very dark, early impression on clean paper with full margins. Centerfold split in top and bottom margins, closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/2/2009