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Auction 145, Lot 265

"State of Minnesota", General Land Office

Subject: Minnesota

Period: 1879 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

24.7 x 31.1 inches
62.7 x 79 cm
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This large map of the state shows the extent of the surveying effort, with only the very northern counties yet to be surveyed. Depicts cities, towns, forts, rivers, lakes and the early roads and railroads of the state. A large portion of the northern area is composed of the Red Lake Unceeded Indian Lands established by the Treaty of 1863. The map shows the entire state on a scale of fifteen miles per inch and extends to the Pigeon River Indian Reservation on the shores of Lake Superior. This edition was made under the direction of J.A. Williamson, Commissioner and drawn by Charles Roeser, Principle Draughtsman.


Condition: B

Issued folding with light toning, some manuscript ink notations in the image, a few small stains, and one short split at a fold intersection.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $80

Closed on 6/12/2013