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Auction 98, Lot 181

"Map of the Territory of Minnesota Exhibiting the Route of the Expedition to the Red River of the North, in the Summer of 1849", Pope, John

Subject: Minnesota

Period: 1849 (dated)

Publication: Senate ex Doc. 42, 31st Cong., 1st Session

Color: Black & White

28.1 x 24.5 inches
71.4 x 62.2 cm
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A foundation map for Minnesota from Pope's Report of an Exploration of the Territory of Minnesota and based on Nicollet's earlier "Map of the Hydrographical Basin of the Upper Mississippi River." Pope has increased the coverage to include the Lake of the Woods and Canada (British Possessions), and added much new information on rivers and lakes. The map is considered the first published map to show the newly formed territory by itself. Details Pope's route from Fort Snelling to the Red River and back. Proposed lines of railroad grants are drawn in. Terrific detail of hydrography and topography. Drawn by P.S. Morawski.

References: Karrow(a) No.7-0659: Phillips(a) p.432.

Condition: A

Clean, bright copy with crisp impression. Toning along top margin not affecting image.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $500

Closed on 3/6/2002