First State, With a County Configuration That Lasted For Less Than Two Years.
Important early map of Minnesota Territory, including some of the eastern Dakotas, from the 1850 edition of Cowperthwait's Universal Atlas.
The map is based largely on the works of Nicollet and Pope, and includes extensive notes on early exploration and topography throughout.
The early edition is recognizable for its stacked, very wide counties in the western part of the Territory.
An essential map for Minnesota and Dakota collectors.
Original hand-color by county.