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Auction 98, Lot 166

"Iowa", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: Iowa

Period: 1847 (dated)

Publication: New Universal Atlas

Color: Hand Color

13.3 x 16 inches
33.8 x 40.6 cm

Very early issue of this map showing only 31 counties in the year following statehood. Twelve of the counties are so new they don't yet have towns named, with only a C.H. to indicate a Court House. The entire western and northern portion of the state is Indian lands owned by Sauks, Foxes, Iowas, Pottawattamies, and Sioux. A very historical map in the development of Iowa.


Condition: B

Binding holes in left margin, close to but not affecting image.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $190

Closed on 3/6/2002