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Scarce map of the upper Midwest by David Burr, Draugtsman to the House of Representatives. 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 not settlements. 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. Minor repairs at folds, otherwise a very good copy of this map by one of the most important figures in American Cartographic history. Clausen & Friis, 168.