Important early atlas map of Minnesota Territory, immediately after the creation of Dakota Territory.
The northern counties of Minnesota are still very primitive, with only Red Lake, St. Louis, Itasca, Pembina and Cass named. The north is dominated by Chippewa Country. Many early towns are named, along with lakes, rivers, Indian villages, forts, roads, rivers, early railroads and proposed railroad routes, etc.
Several annotations on the explorations of the Upper Red River, etc.
Dating the map:
- Decorative border (therefore not the 1857 edition)
- Polk County not yet shown (created July 19, 1858)
- Wadena County not yet shown (created June 10, 1858)