Tremendous map of Wisconsin and the Upper Plains, following the Missouri River beyond Ft. Mandan and the Little Missouri to the White Earth River. The map is based upon JN Nicollett's map of the Hydrographical Basin of the Upper Mississippi and Missouri, the single most map of this region during the period. A hand full of early counties in Wisconsin and Iowa appear, with Iowa extending to the Canadian Border. The detail between the Mississippi and the Missouri is extraordinary for the period. Lots of Indian and early American Fort and exploration details throughout. Indian Trails and Villages are also noted. From Morse's North American Atlas, the first cerographic atlas and a revolutionary milestone in cartographic printing techniques. One of the earliest obtainable maps for both Wisconsin and Iowa and the only commercially issued example of Nicollet's map. 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.
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1844 Sidney Morse & Samuel Breese