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Auction 102, Lot 159

"[Lot of 6 - Pacific Wagon Roads]", Campbell, Archibald (Gen. Sir)

Subject: United States - Western

Period: 1857-8 (dated)

Publication: Senate Doc. #36, 35th Congress 2nd Session

Color: Black & White

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Campbell's report was a successful effort by the Dept. of Interior to persuade Congress to fund two Pacific Wagon Roads; a southern route and a central route. All of the maps from the report are offered here and include: "Preliminary Map of the Central Division, Ft. Kearny, South Pass and Honey Lake Wagon Road", Lander, 34" x 20.5", 1857-8; "Map of the Western Division of the Ft. Kearny, South Pass and Honey Lake Road", Bishop and Kirk, 35" x 25.5", 1857; "Map of the Ft. Ridgely & South Pass Road", Medary, 32.3" x 18.5", 1858; "Map No. 1 of the El Paso & Fort Yuma Wagon Road", Hutton, 36.5" x 22.2", 1857-8; "Map No. 2 of the El Paso & Fort Yuma Wagon Road", Hutton, 35.4" x 22", 1857-8; and "Map of the Wagon-Road from Platte River via Omaha Reserve and Dakota City to Running Water River", Sites, 24" x 26.3", 1585. A remarkable collection of related maps.

References: Wheat (TMW) Nos. 950, 954, 966, 981, 982.

Condition: B

All with toning along folds. All issued folding, now backed with archival tissue.

Estimate: $400 - $600

Sold for: $300

Closed on 3/5/2003