''COUNTY MAP OF MINNESOTA AND IOWA'' Philadelphia: Wm. Bradley & Co., c. 1881. From ''OUR WESTERN EMPIRE: OR THE NEW WEST BEYOND THE MISSISSIPPI…''. Lithographed map with original hand-coloring. (Image: 11 1/8 x 8 5/8’’)
This map depicts Minnesota and Iowa as they existed in the early 1880’s. Counties are named and shown in contrasting colors. Topographical features well noted, and most major cities, towns, railroads, and waterways are identified.
An additional note in northern Minnesota locates the ''Dividing Ridge between the Waters flowing into the Hudson’s Bay and the Gulf of Mexico''.