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Auction 101, Lot 154

"Topographical Map of the Yosemite Valley and Vicinity", U.S. Geographical Survey

Subject: California

Period: 1883 (dated)

Publication: Sen. Doc #22, 52nd Cong., 2nd Session

Color: Printed Color

21.3 x 14.5 inches
54.1 x 36.8 cm
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The map is a product of Capt. G.M. Wheeler's Expeditions of 1877-79, US Geographic Surveys West of the 100th Meridian. It depicts the state park boundaries and the "toll roads" leading to the park. Also locates early camp facilities, trails, and Indian settlements. Salient geographic features are identified in considerable detail. The skillful rendering of the topography has created a remarkable strong graphic image of this picturesque valley.


Condition: A

Issued folding, now backed with archival tissue. Very light offsetting of sepia ink in lower margin, otherwise fine condition.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $180

Closed on 12/4/2002