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Auction 100, Lot 162

"Map Showing the Route of E. F. Beale from Fort Smith, Ark. To Alburquerque N.M. 1858-9", U.S. Government

Subject: United States - Southwest

Period: 1860 (published)

Publication: HR Doc 42, 36th Cong. 1st Sess.

Color: Black & White

49 x 6.9 inches
124.5 x 17.5 cm
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Beale [1822-1893] had quite a career in the West including Indian Agent, surveyor and camel driver. His most lasting contribution was as a road builder. This map resulted from the survey of a road across present-day Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico that originally appeared in Beale's "Construction of a Wagon Road from Fort Smith to the Colorado River." His route roughly follows the Canadian River. It also closely parallels or is identical to that of Lt. Whipple just a few years earlier. A dotted line indicates where the routes diverge. Beale's 62 camp sites are numbered by day. Excellent detail along the route. A rarely seen map.

References: Wheat [TMW] 939; Koepp 1048.

Condition: A

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/12/2002