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Lot 253
By: U.S. War Department
Subject: Colorado
Date: 1854 (circa)

Publication: Pacifc Railway Surveys

Condition Code: B+

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Color: uncolored

Size: 20.4 x 12.5 inches
         51.9 x 31.8 cm

    Wheat mentions the map on page 202 under the much larger Gunnison & Beckwith map (TMW #842) that covers from St. Louis to San Francisco. On this earlier map the central region of Colorado is several times more detailed. The route follows the Arkansas River valley to includes today's La Vita Pass, Garland, Gunnison, and the vicinity of Grand Junction. The last camp is dated September 20th. Barely five weeks later Gunnison and Kern were killed near Siever Lake, Utah.

Condition Description: Issued folding with faint toning along some of the folds, a few spots of foxing, some extraneous creases, and small splits on some of the fold intersections.

$275.00 - $350.00

Sold for: $200.00

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