"Minnesota", Colton, Joseph Hutchins
Period: 1855 (dated)
Publication: General Atlas
Color: Hand Color
15.7 x 12.8 inches
39.9 x 32.5 cm
A very handsome map with a transitional configuration of Minnesota. Western Minnesota is soon to become Dakota Territory, but here it is merged with Minnesota and simply called Pembina. This huge unorganized area occupies a good deal of today's Minnesota in the west and north. The early county development in Minnesota shows little sign of railroads. Interesting notation locates vast prairies said to be "the great Hunting and Fighting Ground of Dakotah, Odjebwe, Assiniboin, Arikara, Minitarree and other Nations." Filled with details of forts, towns, watershed, lakes, and more.
Full margins and dark, early impression with full original hand coloring. Some scattered foxing mostly in lower margin and at lower right corner but the majority of the map image is fine.