Marvelous and highly detailed map of a portion of Wisconsin, with excellent detail south of the Wisconsin River, and above the Dells in the area of Grignon's Mills and Trading and Farming Establishment. The area south of the River has been surveyed and shows towns, roads, rivers, townships, etc. The surveys are just beginning in Sauk and Richland Counties. West of Green Bay, the Oneida Indians and a 300,000 acre tract are noted. Above Grignon Mills are Whitney Mills, Bloomers Mills and Conants Mills.
Morse & Breese's North American Atlas was a landmark in American Cartography, being the first atlas to employ the cerographic printing process, which would revolutionize the map trade. The Morse family and this process are the subject of David Woodward's The All American Map. The maps were first printed in a series of inserts which appeared in the New York Post, and then later as a separate atlas.
An essential early map for Wisconsin Collectors. An essential map for American Map collectors, illustrating an important change in the history of printed maps and the only truly American cartographic publishing innovation.