Auction 142, Lot 238

"A New Map of the State of Iowa", Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.

Subject: Iowa

Period: 1850 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

15.8 x 12.9 inches
40.1 x 32.8 cm

A fine map of the state showing the extent of settlement. Although most counties are formed, only about half of them have been surveyed or have any towns. A road network is beginning to take shape in the east and south with many stage roads located.


Condition: B+

Original color with light toning, a small edge tear in the bottom blank margin that has been repaired with archival tape on verso, and a chip in the upper right blank margin.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $60

Closed on 11/28/2012