Johnson & Browning  "Johnson's Iowa and Nebraska."

Johnson & Browning "Johnson's Iowa and Nebraska."

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"Johnson's Iowa and Nebraska."  New York: Johnson & Browning, 1861.

12 1/4 x 16 1/4. Lithograph. Original hand color. Very good condition.

A detailed early map of Iowa and Nebraska at an important time in the development of both. Nebraska, which did not become a state for another five years, had lost the top two thirds of its original territory (that part became the Dakota Territory) in 1861. Most of the western emigration at the time was passing further to the south, but there was some development along the Missouri River between Iowa and Nebraska, and along the Platte River. Iowa is shown well settled here, but Nebraska has development only to the east of the 98th meridian, with the entire western part of the territory not even shown on this map. An indication is made of a proposed route for the Pacific Railroad, running through Nebraska. A detailed and interesting picture of this region just at the end of the Civil War.