This beautiful 1861 map of Iowa and Missouri shows cities and towns in considerable detail, and counties differentiated by delicate pastels. Notes important river systems, railways, canals, and cities. Updated from the 1860 variant in 1861 to reflect the rapid settlement of this region by European Americans in the mid-19th century. One of the most attractive American atlas maps of this region to appear in the period. Features the floral border typical of Mitchell maps from the 1860-65 period. Prepared as plate no. 40 in the General Atlasby the legendary American map publisher Samuel Augustus Mitchell Jr. Dated and copyrighted, 'Entered according to Act of Congress in the Year 1861 by S. Augustus Mitchell in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the U.S. for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.'