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  • Dakota Wyoming Antique Map Colton 1872

Dakota Wyoming Antique Map Colton 1872

Dakota Wyoming
Year Printed:
Place Printed:
New York
Paper Size:
17 in. x 14 in.
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Colton's Dakota and Wyoming, by G.W. and C.B. Colton & Co., circa 1872 (17 x 14"). This relatively uncommon and early edition of this map was issued just after Wyoming established its first five counties in 1869, namely Uintah, Sweet Water, Carbon, Albany and Laramie. This is the first atlas map to name Wyoming in the title and to show its correct territorial configuration. It shows only a few settlements outside of the many forts and army posts. The completed Union Pacific Railroad stretches across Nebraska and the southern portion of Wyoming. Fremont's Peak is noted as being "the Loftiest known Summit in this chain." Dakota Territory has only a few counties organized along the eastern border with the balance of the territory in Indian hands but no reservations are named. Again, the short-lived county of Buffalo is shown occupying a huge swath of land laying east of the Missouri River. A string of forts are shown along the Missouri River. Numerous trails and exploration routes are noted including part of the [Pony] Express Route, Fremont and Stansbury's routes, Northern Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads and the Great Route to California and Oregon (Oregon Trail). Condition: Light toning along the sheet edges with one edge tear confined to the decorative border that is closed on verso with archival tape.