(Midwest – Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minn.) The Upper Territories of the United States
A favorite for the period, this large engraving tackles these recent territorial additions showing the towns, forts, us lands, and hydrography. Most notably it also includes the situations of the native tribes of the time, and in some instances their villages. Addresses the major topography, showing some long elevated land forms (mountain chains?) reaching from Michigan to Illinois, and some from Lake of the Woods down into present day Wisconsin. In Lake Superior one of the ficticious islands is seen, the Isle of Philippeaux. A wonderful, though primitive treatment of these territories.
Condition is very good with some light foxing, and one point of scuffing and loss image surface in northern Indiana. Image size is 17.25 x 12.75, outline hand color.