This promotional map of Minnesota was issued in 1914 as a promotional piece and was distributed by the Traverse Land Company. The front cover of the booklet that holds the map says that they are agents for west central Minnesota with capital of $80,000,000. The back says they sell land in different parts of Minnesota, North and South Dakota, but make a specialty of Traverse and Grant Counties in Minnesota and Roberts County in South Dakota. The map is fragile paper as were most maps of this type and time period. Still, it has held up well with some small splits along some of the folds and one 2.5 inch split along a fold that has been repaired with archival tape. There are several light pencil notations made by a previous owner in the upper margin of the map. The map is an interesting glimpse into the development, or lack of development, in much of Minnesota at that time. Located on the reverse of the map there is also statistical data about the different communities in the state. The map measures 18 1/4 inches by 22 inches so it is large enough to provide plenty of details.
As mentioned there are the expected splits at points in the map, but other than that it is in remarkably good condition. It is over-stamped in red with the name of the Traverse Land Company and with a circle around Traverse County. The soft-cover booklet that encloses the map is in good condition with some age darkening to the reddish paper along with a couple small bumps to the corners. It is a nice piece and a survivor that was never supposed to last this long.
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