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Description

Scarce 1870 pocket map of Wisconsin by Silas Chapman, one of the most important of the early mapmakers of the Upper Midwest.

The map is considerably larger than other editions of Chapman's map. It is hand-colored by counties and showing townships, sections, towns, rivers, lakes, mountains, railroads, and a host of other details.

There are huge counties in the north. Chippewa County extends to Ashland and to Marathon. Marathon extends north to the border w/Canada. Oconto extends to the borders in the east and north and Marathon in the west. The southern part of the state is full of railroads, extending as far north as Fort Borough and Green Bay and in the west to Augusta. Most of the townships in the southern counties are named.

Chapman published numerous editions of this map, as well as other separate maps of Wisconsin under other titles. They are all scarce.

Condition Description
Original hand-color by county. Folding map with the original folder. Three diamond-shaped holes have been cut into the map, the largest about the size of a dime. Usual minor fold breaks and a bit of browning along several folds. Repaired tear where map attaches to covers. Folds into 12mo brown cloth folder with gilt title. Pastedown advertises Chapman's maps available for sale. Withal, a Good example.