This is a Small Selection of our Huge Inventory of Antique Iowa Prints and Maps.
Rare Sketch of the Public Surveys in Iowa Territory, 1845 - A rare grid map locating regions reserved for the Sioux and Winnebago Indians and the 'Neutral Ground' buffer zone. Shows Forts Atkinson and Crawford. Locates Raccoon Agency on a branch of the Des Moines River. Lower left is the Nation of the united Chippewa, Ottawa and Pottawatomie Indians. Locastes Iowa City, Fairfield and Keokuck. Published by The General Land Office, Washington D. C. Condition: Good, small left margin damaged, multiple vertical folds with some yellowing and normal browning on the edges.
size 12.5 x 14 image
A rare engraved and hand colored early map of part of Iowa and Wisconsin, with large inset showing all of Iowa Territory and Wisconsin Territory extending to the Canadian Border. Iowa Territory was organized in July 1838 and remained a Territory until 1846. Most of the part of Iowa shown is Indian Lands, with only Dubque, Cook, Musqueti, Louisa, Herny, Des Moines, Lee, and Van Buren Counties shown. Wisconsin also has only hand full of counties, all but Crawford being south of the Wisconsin River. The Lands to the North include New York Indian Lands. Massive Iowa and Brown Counties are shown. May early forts, rapids, portages, etc. are shown. This is the first appearance of Iowa on a commercial atlas map, making this almost certainly its earliest appearance on any map.
Special Note & Inset: Similarly, Wisconsin had only become a territory in July 1836 this being the first appearance in a commercial atlas. The inset tracks the drainage of the Missouri River to Canada and shows many Indian Tribal lands, forts etc. Bradford's Illustrated Atlas was first issued in 1838. This outline color example is very rare--we have not previously seen the large Bradford maps in outline color from the 1838 edition. This is the first appearance of Iowa and Wisconsin in a commercial map or atlas. Condition: Very good, wide margins, some small foxing in side image and normal aging color along right margin edge.
size 11.25 x 14.5 image.
1891 Bradley color lithographed map of Iowa. One of the most impressive and colorful of the 19th Century maps of the state.
26 x 19 in. $60
005ia: 1908 Stallion ad of Calypso champion from Rock Rapids, Iowa from the Breeder's Gazette. 10x14 in. $20
006ia: Johnson's 1864 Iowa Map. Also shows extreme eastern early Nebraska along the Missouri River. Original color, attractive border. 13-1/2x17-1/2 in. $80
007ia: 1904 Fort Dodge. Many half-tone antique photographic views. 14-1/2x17-1/2 in. $40
010ia: 1887 Hand colored Bradley Map of Iowa and Missouri. Shows counties and townships. 15x23 in. $60
014ia: 1867 Missouri and Iowa Map. Original color by Mitchell. Attractive border, nice looking map. size: 12x15 in. $60
015ia: 1875 Iowa and Missouri Map. Nice margins, original color by county. Very attractive. 15x23 in. $90
016ia: 1864 Iowa and Eastern Nebraska Map. Nice looking Johnson's map. Original color. 18x14 in. $80
018ia: 1875 Gray's Map of Iowa. Great hand colored 125-year-old antique map. Color by counties, shows principal towns, roads, railroads. 17x14 in. $75
019ia: 1935 Map of Iowa. Color Rand McNally map lists railroads and populations. Treated surface allowed marking and erasure, for use by business people. Inset of Des Moines area. 27x20 in. $60
1850 Cowperthwait hand colored New Map of the State of Iowa. Entered according to act of Congress in the Clerks office of the District court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
17 x 14 in. $150
021ia: 1854 Rare Iowa Public Survey. Hand colored antique sketch indicates survey progress by township. Produced by Surveyor General's Office. 23x19 in. $120
022ia: 1873 Iowa Map. Very handsome antique map by Gray. Hand tinted. Shows principal roads and railroads, color by counties. 27x17 in. $100
101ia: 1892 Sioux City Iowa Floods. Nine hand tinted images of the floods that destroyed much of Sioux City in 1892. From Harper's Weekly.
11x16 in. $50
104ia: 1888 Scenes at Amana Colony, Iowa. Hand colored engraving from Harper's Weekly, showing four scenes at the religious Amana Colony in Homestead, Iowa, now famous for the manufacture of household appliances. 10x11 in. $40
107ia: Detailed 1901 Railroad Map of Iowa. Beautiful map from the 1901 first edition of George Cram's folio-size world atlas. Color coded lines on the map show the names and locations of railroads throughout the state. State and county borders are outlined in yellow. Cities, towns and geographical features are all shown. This map would look great in a frame! 18x27 in. $100
109ia: 1875 Map of Iowa by Gray. Interesting map, with original hand coloring, from O.W. Gray's world atlas of 1875. Each county in the state is separately colored. Cities, towns, railroad lines and geographical features are all shown. Very attractive map which would look great in a frame! 14x17 in. $100
111ia: Farming - Iowa History. Three volumes: Transactions of Iowa Horticultural Society - 1889, 1890 & 1896. 24th, 25th and 31st annual sessions. Condition excellent, original black cloth binding with gold leaf title and decoration. 6-1/4 x 9 in. One map. All articles dealing with orchards, crops, trees, etc. With index. 1532 pages total. $30
200ia: 1861 Survey Map of Iowa. This hand colored, lithographed map was published in 1861 by the US Government Surveyor's Office. The map is titled "Sketch of the Public Surveys in Iowa and Dakota." The entire state of Iowa is shown, and a very small portion of the Dakota Territory as well. All of the surveyed areas are overlaid with a grid pattern. Inside each square of the grid is a symbol indicating the progress that had been made in surveying that area. Rivers and lakes are shown throughout the surveyed areas. Cities shown are: Dubuque, Davenport, Muscatine, Burlington, Keokuck, Fairfield, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Fort Des Moines, Sargent's Bluff, Kanesville and Trader's Point. This map is in very good condition, printed on thin paper that was originally folded into a government report. There are creases along the original fold lines, some of which have been reinforced on the back with archival tape. Several of the creases have darkened slightly, but they are not visually distracting. The left margin has been extended with acid-free paper to facilitate framing. Size of this map is 19x22 in. $100
203ia: Hand colored Iowa state map, published by J.H. Colton & Co. in 1855. Counties separated by color, attractive border around map. Comes with informational sheet about the state of Iowa. 16x18.5 in. $150
204ia: Beautiful 1872 map of Iowa. Published by Asher & Adams in the New Statistical and Topographical Atlas of the United States. Original hand coloring. 17.5x24.5 in. $100
205ia: 1889 Sioux City Iowa Scenes. Hand colored, engraved scenes from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. Title is "Iowa: The Public Buildings, Streets, Industries, etc. of Sioux City, the Corn Palace of the West." Major buildings and other landmarks in the city are shown. 16x22 in. $120
1854-1855 Very rare hand colored steel engraving by Frederick Piercy titled, "Camp at Keokuk." This picturesque camp was a staging area for the next leg of the Mormon journey to Council Bluffs. Published by F.D. Richards, Liverpool. Very good condition.
12 x 10 in. $325
C.1855 Burlington, Iowa hand colored steel engraving by Hermann J. Meyer. Measured with mat.
13 x 11 in. $85
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