Auction 159, Lot 217

Rare Early Map of Minnesota Territory

"Map of Minnesota Territory", Young, James H.

Subject: Minnesota & Dakotas

Period: 1854 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

16.1 x 12.9 inches
40.9 x 32.8 cm

A great, early map of the region showing Minnesota Territory extending to the Missouri River with most of the territory divided into Blue Earth and Pembina. Recent information on the Chippewa and Sioux treaties of 1851 is contained in a note at bottom. The location of several forts on the Missouri River are shown including Fort Mandan where Lewis & Clark are noted to have wintered in 1804-05. The territory was created in 1849 and granted statehood in 1858. Published in 1854 by Cowperthwait, Desilver & Butler despite the 1850 copyright date on the map.


Condition: A

Original color with a few faint spots and light toning along the sheet edges.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $210

Closed on 9/14/2016