Author: Colton, J.H.
Place Published: New York
Publisher:J.H. Colton & Co
Date Published: 1855
Folding color map, 12 x 15 inches. Folds into dark bluish blindstamped cloth boards, gilt cover title, advertisement on inside cover, 5x3½”.
One of the earliest pocket maps of Minnesota, extending its western border deep into what would become Dakota Territory, but here labeled "Northwest Territory." This is one of two Minnesota maps issued by Colton in 1855, in addition to a Chapman sectional map and a similar effort by Ensign & Thayer. Colton also produced Minnesota maps in 1853 and 1854. Quite rare. Not in Phillips' MAPS, nor Rumsey, nor Wheat Transmississippi West