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Date: 1840 ca.

Description: This manuscript map is ink, pencil, and watercolor on paper and shows landownership. An approximate date can be established by the names written on the pla...

Date: 1844 

Description: Increase Lapham's handwritten title page for A Geographical and Topographical Description of Wisconsin

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: Shows plat of town, local streets, Fond du Lac River, and part of Lake Winnebago.

Date: 1844 

Description: Handwritten first page of Increase Lapham's unpublished gazetteer of Wisconsin.

Date: 1849-06-21 

Description: Chimney Rock in Nebraska; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail). Wi...

Date: 1844 

Description: Handwritten page from Increase Lapham's unpublished gazetteer of Wisconsin. The page includes entries for Choaking Creek, Cincinnati, City of the Four Lak...

Date: 1845 ca.

Description: This manuscript map, drawn about 1845, shows the township and range grid, villages, post offices, and roads in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth counties and i...

Date: 1844-10 ca.

Description: View from a pile-driver on the north pier of the community then known as Southport. The pier visible at left center, constructed between 1840-1842, was th...

Date: 1845 

Description: Wisconsin was considered part of Michigan Territory until 1836, a year before Michigan entered statehood. Drawn three years before Wisconsin entered stateh...

Date: 1849-06-21 ca.

Description: Hills along the (South) Platte River in Nebraska; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known...

Date: 1844 ca.

Description: North American Indians on horseback during a buffalo hunt. "In [this plate], I have represented a party of Indians in chase of a herd, some of whom are pur...

Date: 1842 ca.

Description: This map shows portions of northern Illinois and Wisconsin surveyed by the map's creation. It shows county lines and university land, and depicts lead and...

Date: 1846-05 

Description: Hand-colored map of southeastern Wisconsin showing the counties of Dodge, Jefferson, Rock, Walworth, Racine (including modern-day Kenosha County), Waukesha...

Date: 1849-07-10 ca.

Description: Sweetwater River and the Red Buttes in Wyoming; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as...

Date: 1847 

Description: Distant view of the early settlement of the town showing a strip of low-slung buildings in a barren expanse.

Date: 1844 ca.

Description: Group portrait of North American Indians. Portraits of the O-Jib-Be-Ways, and individual portraits, one smoking a pipe. Symbols corresponding to individual...

Map or Atlas

Map of Mineral Point

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: A hand-drawn plat map of Mineral Point, Wisconsin showing street layout and location of buildings.


John Tyler

Date: 1843 ca.

Description: John Tyler, 10th President of the United States, from 1841-1845. Tyler was the first Vice President to become President upon the death of a sitting Presid...

Date: 1844 

Description: Indians on snowshoes hunting buffaloes trapped in snow (Plate 17). "In this view the reader is introduced to the optimum of dreariness and severity which t...



Date: 1841 

Description: View of Watertown.

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