Rare separately issued map of Nebraska, published by H.R. Page & Co. of Chicago, beginning in 1879 or 1880.
As noted by David Rumsey, the map is a
Large impressive sectional map of the State in two separate sheets. Two huge counties, Sioux and Cheyenne, cover the westernmost portion of the state at the Wyoming border. Another unnamed county dominates the upper middle section. The sectional surveys are completed throughout, except for the northwest corner. There was an earlier edition in 1880.
We note that our example is a variant of Rumsey's copy, lacking the Page imprint and 1879 date at the lower left corner. While the copyright of the map is shown as 1879, the map was apparently not issued until 1880.
The map is exceptionally rare. We locate 4 copies of the 1880 edition (Library of Congress, Newberry Library, Oberlin College and University of Chicago), but only Rumsey's variant edition of the 1882 edition. There are no auction or dealer records for this map going back more than 50 years.