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Rare Early Map of Minneapolis The Year After Annexation of St. Anthony

Detailed map of Minneapolis, published by Rice and promoting Alfred Hollister, Wholesale Dealers in Miscellaneous and School Books, Blank Books, Stationery, Printers' Stock, Cutlery, Fishing Tackle, Fancy Goods, Traveling  Bags, etc.

The map is centered on Nicollet Island and dissected by the Mississippi River.  It includes a detailed image of the major buildings, Railroads, Bridges and major landmarks, with blocks numbers.

The State University (University of Minnesota) is illustrated on the east side of the River.


The Minnesota Territorial Legislature authorized Minneapolis as a town in 1856, on the Mississippi's west bank. Minneapolis incorporated as a city in 1867, the year rail service began between Minneapolis and Chicago. It later joined with the east-bank city of St. Anthony in 1872.


The map is very rare.  OCLC locates 1 example (Minnesota Historical Society,