1852 – Congressional pamphlet containing eight maps illustrating different sections of the Wisconsin River
Washington DC: U.S. Senate, 1852. Stabbed binding. 32nd Congress, 1st Session, Senate, Miscellaneous No. 73: April 26, 1852. Memorial of the Legislature of Wisconsin praying A grant of land to aid the improvement of the Wisconsin river between Fort Winnebago and the Beaulieux Rapids.
Approximately 6.5” x 9”. Two pages of text, seven full page maps with blank backs, and one chart with blank back. Never bound; connected with the original string through a single stab hole. Minor edgewear with dampstain at the upper corner of several leaves; otherwise in nice shape. The stabbed binding made it impossible to scan all of the maps without causing damage.
The pamphlet “showeth that the improvement of the Wisconsin river above Fort Winnegago, so as to facilitate the passage of lumber, rafts, and flat boats, is a matter of very great importance, and that such a work would tend to enhance the value of the lumbering, agricultural and iron interests of the country washed by the Wisconsin river and tributaries, and would also give a fresh impetus to the settlement of that extensive region. . ..”Maps are of
Whitney Rapids, (two different maps)
Little Bull Falls, and
Big Bull Falls.
The chart shows the length of the Wisconsin from Whitney Rapids to Big Bull Falls.. Very good. Item #009862
Rather scarce. At the time of listing, one previously bound pamphlet is for sale in the trade. None have ever come up for auction per the Rare Book Hub. OCLC shows only two physical examples are held by institutions.