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Stock# 60148
Description

Scarce map of the upper Midwest by David Burr, one of the most interesting and important map makers of the early 19th century, who is perhaps best known for his Postal Atlas and 1833 Map of Texas.

The map accompanied the Report on the Illinois Central Rail-Road, published in 1837. Includes nice coverage of the Great Lakes region, most notably the very early territorial appearance of Wisconsin, with virtually no settlements.

When Wisconsin became a territory in 1836, it included what is now northern Michigan. This map shows the "Toledo Strip" land claimed by both Michigan and Ohio. When the strip was awarded to Ohio, Michigan was compensated with northern Michigan.

An interesting and significant map as it shows their respective claims and also notes Indiana's revised northern boundary. Wisconsin came from the term "Ouisconsin" which is believed to mean "grassy place" in the Cheppewa tongue.

Reference
Clausen & Friis, 168.