(MN - St. Paul) St. Paul, Minn.

Mapmaker: Ellsbury & Green

(MN - St. Paul) St. Paul, Minn.


  • ~Catalog 61~
  • St. Paul, Minn.

    When Minnesota became a state in 1858, St. Paul was its capital and 1,000 steamboats were in service for settlers who had come to press toward the frontier. Settlers called it the "Last City of the East" as they headed west to the Minnesota and Dakota Territory frontiers. By the time of this birds eye in 1874, the city had grown significantly and was experiencing a bit of an industrial boom. This birds eye gives and amazing overview, with fine detail for the major buildings and a key below that identifies them each. The foreground is a bucolic scene of carriage rides and massive cattle. A stunning view meant to inspire a potential settler.

    Condition is good, original cloth backing, a close top margin, and one fold through the image, with no loss. Image size is approximately 17 x 29.5(inches)