"Iowa", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus
Period: 1848 (circa)
Publication: New Universal Atlas
Color: Hand Color
13.4 x 16.1 inches
34 x 40.9 cm
This early map of the state depicts 48 counties along the southern and eastern boundaries with development almost entirely along the Mississippi River. Only 21 of the 48 counties have been surveyed and several counties have no settlements and simply a marker for a courthouse (C.H.). The northern and western portion of the state is Indian lands owned by the Sauks, Foxes, Pottawattamies, and Sioux.
Contemporary color with light toning and soiling. The left margin is narrow with binding holes.