Scarce broadsheet map of Minnesota published to encourage emigration to the state.

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“Minnesota. A state of opportunities for the capitalist, manufacturer, merchant, farmer, and laborer.” These bold worlds can be found on the back of this promotional broadsheet, published in 1911 by Rand McNally on behalf of the Minnesota State Board of Immigration. The text continues to praise the rivers waiting to be harness, the arable land (available at low rates), the healthy climate, and unparalleled natural resources of the ‘Land of 10,000 Lakes.’

The map on the recto shows the state divided into counties, with a robust network of railroads boldly depicted. Electric interurban lines and steamship routes are also shown, but in red. Two insets are present; the upper left shows the northeastern tip of Cook County and the lower right provides details on the environs of Minneapolis and St. Paul. A scarce broadsheet published to encourage immigration into the state.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1911

Author: Rand McNally

Sheet Width (in): 20.90

Sheet Height (in): 27.90

Condition: B+

Condition Description: Wear and creasing along former fold lines, and several edge tears around the outer edges. One in the lower center just enters the image, and has been repaired on the verso with archival tape. A bit of discoloration along the lower horizontal fold line, but overall the map remains in good to very good condition.


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