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Auction 166, Lot 296

"[Lot of 2] Map of Wiskonsin Territory, Compiled from the Public Surveys [and] [Manuscript Map] Township No. 48 N Range No. 8 W of the 4 Mer.",

Subject: Wisconsin

Period: 1839-50 (circa)


Color: Black & White

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A. Map of Wiskonsin Territory, Compiled from the Public Surveys, by U.S. Government, from Sen. Doc. 140, 26th Congress, 1st Session, circa 1839 (24.1 x 34.6"). This uncommon and early map of Wisconsin extends from the surveyed part between the Illinois border and the Wisconsin River north to show all of the Door Peninsula. It was compiled from the surveys of Capt. Thomas Jefferson Cram and accompanied his "Report from the Secretary of War…[concerning] the internal improvements in the Territory of Wisconsin…" A skeleton line representing the Wisconsin River continues above the main map and locates a few settlements including Grignon's Trading Post, Whitney's Mill, Bloomer & Co., etc. Illinois is referred to as the "Fifth State Established by the 5th Article of the Ordinance of Congress of 1787." West of Fort Howard is a 500,000 acre tract with the Oneida Indians occupying a portion. Filled with details and place names including many early towns and villages. Large, early and desirable map for the Wisconsin collector. Lithography by W. Stone. Condition: Issued folding on a clean, bright sheet. There is one tiny edge tear that just passes the border that has been closed on verso with archival tape. (A)

B. [Manuscript Map] Township No. 48 N Range No. 8 W of the 4 Mer., by H. Niedecken & Co., circa 1850 (12.0 x 12.6"). This manuscript map shows the familiar survey townships covering portions of Northern Wisconsin. Drainage is depicted but little else is shown. Sold by H. Niedecken & Co. Milwaukee. Condition: Issued folding on onionskin with a few stains. (B)

References: Claussen & Friis #329.


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Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $90

Closed on 2/14/2018