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  • MUSEUM QUALITY INKS AND PAPER: Printed on thick 192gsm heavyweight matte paper with archival giclee inks, this historic fine art will decorate your wall for years to come.
  • VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: Add style to any room\'s decor with this beautiful print. Whether your interior design is modern or classic, a map is never out of fashion.
  • FRAME READY: Your unframed poster will arrive crease-free, rolled in a sturdy mailing tube. Many maps fit easy-to-find standard size frames 16x20, 16x24, 18x24, 24x30, 24x36, saving on custom framing.
  • ATTENTION TO DETAIL: We edit every antique map for image quality, color and vibrance, so it can look its best while retaining historical character. Makes a great gift!
  • Watermarks will not appear in the printed picture. Some blemishes, tears, or stamps may be removed from the final print.
This is an attractive example of the 1855 public survey map of Iowa prepared by Warner Lewis, Surveyor General of Iowa. The map covers the entire state of Iowa. Most of the significant survey work is completed or under process, except the northwest corner, with the state of the land survey noted via a series of blocks representing the survey grid. An explanation in the upper right quadrant explains the various lines on the blocks. The cities of Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Ft. Desmoines, Dubuque, Davenport, Fairfield, Kanesville, among others are identified. Marks several rivers, lakes and various other topographical details. Prepared for issue in the 1856 congressional report, Maps and Views to Accompany Message and Documents 1855-56.
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