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  A. J. Johnson, Minnesota & Dakota,  1865. Colored, about 12 1/2 by 16 inches. This is a wonderful, handsomely colored county map of Minnesota & Dakota.  This map shows the territory/states and there counties just as they were just forming.  Dakota Territory lacks almost any sign of settlement except on the very edge where it borders Minnesota.  One of the earliest, and consequently important, map of the Dakota Territory showing the first county forming in the south.   There are many cities and towns and counties within Minnesota.    Johnson's maps from this series are particularly handsome because they include a handsome decorative border.  Different editions of the identical map may have a slightly different decorative border to the one pictured. $195


A. J. Johnson, 1863, Nebraska, Dakota, Colorado, Idaho ( Includes Montana which is not yet established), Kansas.  Handsome in full hand color, about 12 3/4 by 15 1/2 inches. A handsome map showing no established counties in any of these territories.  Shows Indian nations, exploration routes, forts, settlements, proposed rail lines, established rails, rivers and mountains.      Different editions of the identical map may have a slightly different decorative border to the one pictured.  $180  Seldom available, so we recommend that you place your name on the waiting list for this map.


Samuel Augustus Mitchell, 1871, Dakota, Wyoming, Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado.  Hand colored 20 by 15  inches. A few counties have been established in the most eastern part of Dakota Territory, Wyoming and Montana.  Kansas and Colorado are nearly complete. Nebraska and Kansas. No counties yet in Colorado. Wyoming not yet established and still a part of Nebraska. Montana not yet established and this area is still Dakota Territory. Indian tribes are located. Well detailed showing early settlements, forts, and landforms.   Mitchell's maps from this series are some of the more attractive maps from this period, this map is enhanced with a decorative "garland" of flowers which provides a handsome border, making this an especially attractive map. Different editions of the identical map may have a slightly different decorative border to the one pictured.  $225  Seldom available, so we recommend that you place your name on the waiting list for this map.


G. W. and C. B. Colton, 1876, Dakota (Territory).  The map is in full hand color, each county separately colored.   It measures about 14 3/4 by 12 inches and depicts landforms, counties, rail road lines, cities and towns. The Colton family are known for the excellence of their map making and this is a wonderful example of their art.  This is a collectors map.  $150 


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    George Cram, c. 1886-1890, Dakota Territory.  The map shown is in printed color, each county separately colored.   It measures about 18 1/2 by 12 inches and depicts landforms, counties, rail road lines, cities and towns.  Maps such as these came from the first widely used atlases published for family use in America.  Different editions are slightly differently colored.  Usually available in both outline color and uncolored version.  $70