“JOHNSON’S MINNESOTA AND DAKOTA” New York: Johnson and Ward, c. 1862. Lithographed map with original hand-coloring. (Image: 12 ½ x 15 ¼”)
This attractive historical map depicts the new State of Minnesota (admitted 1858) and Dakota Territory (admitted as two states in 1889). Counties are shown in contrasting colors.
Topographical features (with descriptive) are shown. Major towns, cities, roads, rail (existing and proposed), and water routes are identified. Indian villages are located with additional notes provided concerning hunting and fighting grounds. A very informative view of the area during the Civil War.