COLTON'S MAP OF KANSAS, NEBRASKA, DAKOTA AND INDIAN TERRITORY.

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J. H. Colton


Colton's Map of Kansas, Nebraska, Dakota and Indian Territory.

Engraving handcolored, 1865
Image size 26 1/4 x 16 3/4" (668 x 426 mm).
Good condition and color.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 83385
Price: $495.00
Publisher : Published byJ. H. Colton, New York.
A scarce Civil War era Colton map of the Mid-Continent, pre-dating the formation of Wyoming and Dakota, which was likely only printed from 1864 to 1866, with minor changes.The map covers the upper half of Texas, eastern half of Colorado and an unusually shaped Dakota that predates Wyoming and Montana. Nebraska Territory and Kansas Territory were created in 1854 out of the old Missouri Territory. In 1861, Kansas attained statehood, while the Nebraska Territory, lost two-thirds of its land to the newly created Dakota Territory, and the Territory of Colorado was created. The majority of Nebraska and Kansas are noted as Indian Lands. Indian Territory (Oklahoma) is divided into three regions, the Chahlakeee (north), Muscogee (center) and Chata (south). The map names many Indian Tribe, villages, forts, rivers, mountains, towns, etc. Also well delineated are routes of Fremont, Emory, Woodruff and Peck. In 1866. The map changes slightly, the title block is pushed up an inch or so, the U.S. Mail Route is noted in block letters going through south eastern Indian Territory and adds the name Montana into the newly formed territory. Maps

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