"Map of the State of Iowa", Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.
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. County development is confined to the eastern and southern portion of the state where a road network is beginning to take shape with many stage roads depicted. A large area in the mostly unsettled area of the north is named "Neutral Ground", which was a 40 mile by 200 mile stretch of land intended to keep the Sauk and Fox tribes from warring with the Sioux and Dakota tribes. A decorative border surrounds the map.
Full original color with light toning and some tiny chips along the edges of the sheet.