“Counties of Lyon, Osceola, Dickinson, Sioux, O’Brien and Clay. ” from A.T. Andreas’ Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Iowa. Chicago: Andreas Atlas Co. 1875. Lithograph. 16 x 25 3/4. . Original color. Slight spotting on all maps, otherwise fine condition.
As the population, transportation network, and industries of Iowa developed in the second half of the nineteenth century, there was a great need for better maps of the various counties. This was satisfied by this fine atlas of the state issued just before the Centennial. Each county is shown with its major topographical and social features, with maps of the major cities as well.