(Nebraska) Chapman's Sectional Map of the Surveyed Part of Nebraska
It was a historic time for the West as the Civil War was over, transcontinental was finally completed and attention was shifting westwardly again toward the frontier, and the potential of the territories. Though Nebraska at this time had been a state for two years, the vast majority still remained unsettled. This large folding pocket map shows the surveyed areas of the young state which could boast a central rail line west with its terminus in Omaha. Showing just those areas settled and surveyed, there are twenty seven counties which are each hand colored, and with hardly any towns shown present. In the midst of these counties are three Indian reservations (Omaha, Otoe, Pawnee). Progress westward stops at roughly Ft Kearney, and its military reserve along the Platte. A rare map.
Condition is good with some minor separations at a two corner folds with very minor loss. Some foxing. The original hard covers are nice and have some archival tape on the spine to support the cloth.. Image size is approximately 24 x 32.5 (inches)