Auction 169, Lot 212

"Johnson's Minnesota and Dakota", Johnson & Browning

Subject: Minnesota & Dakotas

Period: 1861 (circa)

Publication: Johnson's New Illustrated...Family Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16 x 12.4 inches
40.6 x 31.5 cm

This map prominently features the newly formed Dakota Territory with its western boundary along the Missouri River. An interesting notation at top locates vast prairies said to be "the great Hunting and Fighting Ground of Dakotah, Odjebwe, Assiniboin, Arikara, Minitarree and other Nations." The proposed Northern Route of the Pacific Railroad is shown crossing the Dakota wilderness. Good detail throughout Minnesota, whose county development is already well developed.

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Condition: A

A nice example with light toning along the sheet edges and some minor edge chips confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $70 - $90

Sold for: $40

Closed on 9/12/2018

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