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1846 Bradford Map of Iowa and Wisconsin

Iowa and Wisconsin. - Main View

1846 Bradford Map of Iowa and Wisconsin


An early map of the Wisconsin and Iowa Territories.



Iowa and Wisconsin.
  1846 (dated)     15 x 12.75 in (38.1 x 32.385 cm)     1 : 1600000


This is an 1846 Thomas G. Bradford map of Wisconsin and Iowa. The map depicts the region from central Iowa to Lake Michigan and from Michigan to Illinois. Created only ten years after the creation of the Wisconsin Territory in 1836, numerous towns and other small settlements are labeled throughout, including Detroit, Milwaukee, Madison, and Navarino, which would later be named Green Bay. The Iowa Territory was created by Congress in 1838 and would become the 29th state in 1846. Most of Iowa's land was purchased directly from the Native Americans. Several towns are labeled in the territory, including Iowa City. Rivers traverse both the Wisconsin and Iowa Territories and numerous lakes are illustrated. Counties in both territories are depicted, labeled, and shaded different colors to allow for easy differentiation. An inset map in the lower right corner illustrates the western reaches of the Wisconsin and Iowa territories.

This map was engraved by George Boynton and published in the 1846 edition of Bradford and Goodrich's A Universal Illustrated Atlas.


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