"[Lot of 2] Sketch of the Public Surveys in Wisconsin Territory", General Land Office
Period: 1837-38 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
6.9 x 9.7 inches
17.5 x 24.6 cm
Two GLO maps showing the surveying progress in eastern Wisconsin Territory (Iowa) over a 1 year period. The first map shows very limited progress with only a handful of townships surveyed, but the 1838 map shows the region completely surveyed with a cession to its west. Iowa would experience population growth from 43,000 in 1840 (territory) to 193,000 in 1850 (state) and these surveys were the first steps for opening settlement.
A. Sketch of the Public Surveys in Wisconsin Territory, from Doc. 11, 25th Congress, 2nd Session, circa 1837. Condition: Issued folding with light offsetting. (B+)
B. Sketch of the Public Surveys in Wisconsin Territory, from Doc. 17, 25th Congress, 3rd Session, circa 1838. Condition: Issued folding with a hint of offsetting. (A)
See description above.