Auction 133, Lot 289

"[Lot of 3 - Wisconsin]", U.S. War Department

Subject: Wisconsin

Period: 1847 (dated)

Publication: HR Doc 102, 25th Cong., 3rd Session


See Description

1) Map of the Neenah or Fox River and the proposed Canals from Fond du Lac to Rock River and the Wiskonsin, hand colored (26.2x 21"). This is an uncommon map of the Fox River in Wisconsin. It details the lakes and waterways of the Fox River Basin, extending from Dokoree and Kentucky City on the Wisconsin River to show Fond du Lac and most of Lake Winnebago. Early and commendable effort at mapping the complex lakes and waterways in the region. Near fine condition (A).

2) Map of the Neenah or Fox River, With the proposed improvements for the navigation, uncolored (14.5 x 12.5"). It extends from Fort Winnebago to Astor and Fort Howard. Both of these maps are near fine and still bound into the original 12 page report Survey - Neenah or Fox River, &c. by War Dept., HR Doc 102, 25th Cong., 3rd Session, dated January 19, 1839. Sent from J.R. Poinsett, Secretary of War, to James K. Polk, Speaker of the House. The report is concerned with the construction of canals along these waterways. Near fine condition (A).

3) Provisional Geological Map of the Chippeway Land District of Wisconsin with Part of Iowa & of Minnesota Territory, David Dale Owen, M.D., hand colored, (25.4 x 34"). It was produced "To Illustrate the Report of a Geological Reconnaissance made in 1847 by David Dale Owen, M.D." This scarce geological map is finely printed and beautifully hand colored to identify twelve different formations. It extends from Ft. Crawford and Kipy Sagin at the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers north to Lake Superior. Good detail of watershed with few settlements noted. Lithography by C.B. Graham. Ref: Marcou #451. Folded as issued, with some light toning on two major folds else very good with full margins and original color. (B+)



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Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/1/2010