“County Map Of Kansas, Nebraska, Dakota, and Minnesota.” From Atlas of Whiteside, Co.. Chicago: Warner & Beers, 1872. 16 1/2 x 13 1/4. Lithograph. Original hand color. Very good condition.
An unusual map from the Warner & Beers Atlas of Whiteside Co. (IL), which contained besides information on Whiteside County, maps of other Illinois counties and also maps from H.H. Lloyd’s Atlas of the United States. Details in Kansas and Nebraska are quite good, showing the extensive development by the early 1870s reaching west along the rail lines, which are clearly marked. Minnesota is also shown as well settled, but Dakota–not yet divided into North and South–is relatively sparsely populated except in the south eastern part. Of interest is the beginning of the Northern Pacific Railroad, built across Minnesota and as far as Bismarck, Dakota.