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The State of Wisconsin Compiled from the Latest Authorities

Date: 1856
Description: This map show the surveyed southern part of state and includes "profile of the Milwaukee and Mississippi Rail Road." Counties are shown in pink, green, blu...
Book or Pamphlet

Title Page of Wisconsin: Geography and Topography

Date: 1846
Description: Title page of the book "Wisconsin: Geography and Topography".
Map or Atlas

Climatological Map of Wisconsin

Date: 1865
Description: Map showing the location of meteorological stations and effects that Lake Michigan has had on Wisconsin temperatures in January and July. The map shows cou...
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State Map of Wisconsin

Date: 1852
Description: Map reads, "The State of Wisconsin- compiled from the latest authorities". In addition, there is a scale which is six miles for every inch, and a profile o...
Drawing

The Dells--Wisconsin River

Date: 1849
Description: Pencil sketch of a cross-section of the Dells of the Wisconsin River.
Map or Atlas

Map of Aztalan

Date: 1845
Description: Map of Aztalan drawn by Increase Lapham.
Map or Atlas

Milwaukee and Rock River Canal

Date: 1837
Description: Map of the proposed route of the Milwaukee and Rock River Canal.
Drawing

Carex Varia

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Description: Drawing by Increase Lapham of Carex Varia. It is a genus of plants in the family Cyperaceae, commonly known as sedges. Other members of the Cyperaceae fami...
Drawing

Eriophorum Gracile

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Description: Drawing by Increase Lapham of Eriophorum Gracile. It is a species of flowering plant in the sedge family, Cyperaceae. It is known by the common name slende...
Drawing

Scirpus Pungens

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Description: Drawing by Increase Lapham of Scirpus Pungens. It is a species of flowering plant in the sedge family known by the common name Common Three-Square. It is a...
Drawing

Drawings of Species of Carex Cyperaceae

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Description: Drawing by Increase Lapham of Carex Cyperaceae. Memebers of this family of plants are also called sedges, however those of genus Carex may be called "true"...
Drawing

Drawings of Jimson Weed Flower

Date: 1827
Description: Drawings of Datura Stramonium, more commonly known by the names jimson weed, devil's trumpet, devil's weed, thorn apple, tolguacha, Jamestown weed, stinkwe...
Drawing

Drawings of a Lilly

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Description: Drawings of a Lilly by Increase Lapham.
Map or Atlas

A Geological Map of Wisconsin

Date: 1855
Description: This map shows counties, cities, rivers, canals, lakes, railroads, common roads, county towns, townships, villages, and post offices. The map includes part...
Print

The Cross at Merton

Date: 1851
Description: Diagram of an effigy mound in the shape of a cross.
Print

Ancient Works at Merton

Date: 1851
Description: Map of a portion of Merton including the Bark River, a mill, Fort Hill, and Indian mounds.
Map or Atlas

Map of Wisconsin

Date: 1865
Description: This map shows county boundaries, outlined in red. Each county's population is handwritten in the margins. The map also includes towns, rivers and lakes.
Map or Atlas

Map of Wisconsin with Gold Region

Date: 1866
Description: This thematic shows the effects that Lake Michigan has had on Wisconsin mean temperatures in January and July. The map shows counties, some cities, rivers...
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Map of Wisconsin with the Relative Population (Pr. Square Mile) as Shown by the State Census

Date: 1865
Description: This map shows the population density per square mile in the entire state, showing southeastern and southern Wisconsin had the greatest population density...
Map or Atlas

Map of Wisconsin, with Lines Showing the Remarkable Effect of Lake Michigan in Elevating the Mean Temperature of January and Depressing that of July

Date: 1865
Description: Drawn the last year of the Civil War, this thematic map shows the effects that Lake Michigan has had on Wisconsin temperatures in January and July. The map...

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