This beautifully engraved pocket map was issued as a guide for travelers and immigrants. It is densely filled with information on Stage Roads, railroads, political divisions, towns and villages, watershed and canals. It shows the counties in the states by varying colors. The areas of Minnesota and northern Wisconsin are sparsely settled. The map is embellished with a decorative floral border and the engraved vignette "Maidens Rock, Lake Pepin on the Mississippi." Published in Colton's Western Tourist and Emigrant's Guide originally.
1844 Smith Map of Pre-Civil War Mid-West
Guide through Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin & Iowa. Showing the Township Lines of the United States Surveys
Map Maker Specifics
J. C. Smith, 1844-5, New York City
17.5 x 22.5 in. plus margins
Excellent example with only slight age toning. Fold lines as issued. Colored.