General Land Office: Sketch of the Public Surveys in the State of Wisconsin. Department of the Interior, General Land Office, October 2nd 1866. Jo.
S. Wilson, Commissioner. The Major & Knapp Eng. Mfg. & Lith. Co. 71 Broadway, N.Y. Height 47 cm, width 46 cm, Scale 1: 1,140,480.
The map is folded as issued. Paper is bright, very light toning at horizontal folds. In very good condition.
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This map is considered one the more accurate and detailed early maps of Wisconsin. The map is in partial color with counties colored at the borders. The map provides a clear depiction of the towns, mining areas, wagon roads, railroads including land grant railroads, and topographic features. The copper, iron and lead mines are denoted in color. General Land Office maps are an essential historical tool for the early mapping of many states in the U.S., especially those west of the Mississippi.