Chapman's Sectional Map of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Silas Chapman, 1879. Wall map, 36 x 32 inches, full period hand coloured lithograph. Backed with modern linen, trimmed in maroon cloth, and on contemporary rollers. Three small age spots in western part of state, faint streaking in margin areas. A lovely map, brightly coloured, in very good condition.
Rare. An attractive and boldly coloured wall map of early Wisconsin.
Each county is individually coloured, with most in the north part of the state still oversized and empty of settlement. Townships and sections are also shown. Several Indian reservations are also laid down, including those of the Menominee and Oneida, and the many railroad lines in the state are identified. Silas Chapman produced several maps of the Midwest from the 1850s through the 1870s, including pocket and wall maps of Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin.
This map not in Rumsey; Phillips, America; Checklist of Printed Maps of the Middle West to 1900: (Wisconsin); or OCLC.