"A New Map of the State of Iowa", Desilver, Charles
Period: 1856 (dated)
Publication: New Universal Atlas
Color: Hand Color
15.9 x 13 inches
40.4 x 33 cm
This striking map focuses on the various transportation routes in the state, depicting roads (including those proposed and those in progress), canals, and railroads in addition to counties, towns, and rivers. County configuration is current to 1855, with an elongated Kossuth County and the name of Chickasaw changed to Floyd. Many of the northern counties lack towns and have not been surveyed.
Original color with one light spot just entering the border at bottom right and some binding holes in the top blank margin.