Philadelphia: Thomas Cowperthwait, 1849. 21 1/2 x 29 inches, folded into 12mo. contemporary cloth folder, gilt-lettered cover. Covers slightly rubbed. Two minor tears in from left edge along folds, one three-inch tear also in from left edge; additional small separations at intersections. Occasional faint soiling. Printed color bright and clean. Overall very good. Item #WRCAM32275
An important pocket map reflecting the growth of the upper Plains economy. Drawn and engraved by I.S. Drake with the assistance of J.J. Hazzard, the map shows a well settled Missouri and Illinois, bordered by less populated Iowa and Wisconsin. Of particular interest are the northern reaches of Wisconsin and the southern portion of Minnesota, then on the brink of a population explosion commiserate with the growth of the timber and taconite industries along the upper Mississippi. Scarce. Not in Rumsey. OCLC locates only four copies. PHILLIPS, MAPS, p.443. OCLC 15175222, 21771126.