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ID Number: 35
Wyoming etc.
Johnson, A.J.
1865
$275.
This is a classic map of Wyoming Territory, even though Wyoming does not appear in the title of the map. The map was produced three years before Wyoming Territory was established. In the northwest corner, near the future Yellowstone Park, Wyoming has a panhandle the extends west. This was a proposal for the future Wyoming Territory, which was actually a part of Dakota Territory at the time.

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ID Number: 56
Central Great Plains
Steen, Enoch US Army
1836
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An early, large, important map, probably the most accurate to date. The map was issued with a report on an expedition by the US Dragoons, under Col. Henry Dodge. The entire central Great Plains are shown. The route followed the courses of the Arkansas and Platte Rivers, as well as a section of the Front Range. Most of the detail is in those areas. The Santa Fe Trail is prominent. The lands assigned to relocated Indian Tribes are shown along the eastern edge of the map. A legend at the bottom of the map reads "Estimated distance 1645 miles by Lt. Steen, United States Dragoons". The map has original vibrant outline color. *** Wheat # 421

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ID Number: 62
Wyoming etc.
Johnson, A.J.
1867
$350.
This is a classic map of Wyoming Territory, even though Wyoming does not appear in the title of the map. The maps was produced two years before Wyoming Territory was established. It appeared in Johnson's Atlas in both 1866 and 1867. In the northwest corner, near the future Yellowstone Park, Wyoming has a an area that extends west. This is a squared off version of the panhandle that appeared on the predecessor of this map from 1865. These boundaries never officially existed, rather it was a proposal for the future Wyoming Territory, which was actually a part of Dakota Territory at the time.

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ID Number: 63
Wyoming etc.
Johnson and Ward
1861
$245.
Dakota Territory at it's largest, including much of Montana and Wyoming. Nebraska extends west to Utah and Oregon. The new territory of Colorado makes an early appearance. Proposed railroad routes and established trails are shown. Numerous Indian tribes are named.

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ID Number: 71
Dakota
Page, H.R.
1885
$150.
A large map of Dakota Territory with substantial county development.

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ID Number: 80
Minnesota & Dakota
Colton, J.H.
1855
$110.
This map of Minnesota Territory includes the eastern parts of the Dakotas to the Missouri River. Pembina County covers a huge swath in the north. Many other Colton maps of this era are available but unlisted.

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ID Number: 96
Central & Eastern U.S.
De Lisle, Guilliame - Buache, Philipe
1745
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This is one of the most important maps in the history of the US west, it was copied and imitated for many years. The map was first published in Paris in 1718 by the most prominent mapmaker of his day, Guilliame De Lisle. During the 1730s, an undated copy was produced by Covens & Mortier in Amsterdam. This map was produced in Paris by Phillipe Buache, the son in law of De Lisle. It is dated 1745. Among the many distinctions of this map, it is the first to use any form of the name Texas, "Mission de los Teijas", on the Trinity River. A cornerstone map.

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ID Number: 98
Missouri
Burr, David - Illman, Thomas
1834
$275.
This early map of Missouri was published by Thomas Illman, an somewhat obscure mapmaker who had an association the eminent geographer David Burr. This map does not bear Burr's name, but is his work. It is the same size, style, and look as the later maps of Jeremiah Greenleaf.

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ID Number: 100
Iowa
Colton, J.H.
1855
$125.
A fine example of Iowa in the 1850s by the dominant American mapmaker at the time. Many other Colton maps of this era are available but unlisted.

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ID Number: 105
Missouri
Mitchell, S.A.
1847
$225.
An attractive example of a classic map from S.A. Mitchell.

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ID Number: 135
Dakotas with eastern Wyoming and Montana
Vandermaelen, Phillipe
1825
$450.
Phillipe Vandermaelen's atlas of 1825 - 27 was the first atlas to map the entire world on the same scale. This is map No. 40, and covers longitude W 100 to 110 degrees using Paris as the prime meridian, and latitude N 42 to 48 degrees. The area covered is most of the Dakotas and eastern Wyoming and Montana. This was also the first lithographic atlas.

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ID Number: 137
St. Louis
Lee, Robert E. Lieut. US Army Corps of Engineers
1837
$675.
This large and attractive map of the Mississippi in the vicinity of St. Louis was one of a series of maps showing key navigation points along the river. This is number 3 in the series. Several cross section insets show the depth of the river at key points. It is one of the few printed maps by a young Robert E. Lee.

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ID Number: 139
Platte River Road
Fremont, John C. - Preuss, Charles
1842
$800.
This map is from the first Fremont expedition. It is the earliest map of the area covered based on scientific exploration. The map was rendered by Charles Preuss from his own observations and the field notes of the party. All the campsites that were used are shown along with the dates that they were occupied. The area covered is from the junction of the North and South Platte Rivers in the east, the Wind River Mountains in the northwest, and Fort St. Vrain in the south. The coloring style normally seen on this map is just a touch of blue along the rivers. This one has the blue, plus green shading surrounded by light yellow shading.

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ID Number: 154
Nebraska and Kanzas
Colton, J.H.
1857
$485.
This map is dated 1855 on the face, but is from Colton's Atlas of 1857. Kanzas extends to the Utah border at the continental divide. Nebraska covers the northern plains up to the British Possessions. Multiple trails and proposed railroad routes are shown. The text sheet from the atlas accompanies the map and covers Nebraska, Kanzas, and Indian Territory.

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