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Stock# 59983
Description

Important early map of Minnesota Territory and extending west to the Big Bend in the Missouri River and to Wisconsin Territory, centered on the Course of the Upper Mississippi River and its source.

The map was prepared 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.

Pope's map is typically 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 noted. Terrific detail of hydrography and topography. Drawn by P.S. Morawski.