Milwaukee: Silas Chapman, 1879. Wall map, 36 x 32 inches, full period hand-color. Backed with modern linen, trimmed in maroon cloth, and on contemporary rollers. Three small age spots in western part of state, faint streaking in margin areas. A lovely map, brightly colored, in very good condition. Item #WRCAM32895
An attractive and boldly colored wall map of Wisconsin. The counties are each delineated and individually colored, though the northernmost part of the state is still made up of a few very large regions, and does not exactly resemble the current configuration of counties. Several Indian reservations are shown, including those of the Menominee and Oneida, and the many railroad lines in the state are identified. Silas Chapman produced several maps of the Midwest from the 1850s through the 1870s, including pocket and wall maps of Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin. This map is not in Rumsey; Phillips' MAPS; CHECKLIST OF PRINTED MAPS OF THE MIDDLE WEST TO 1900: WISCONSIN; nor on OCLC. Rare.