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Auction 102, Lot 163

"Sketch Indicating the Advancement of the Surveys of the Public Lands and the Military Topographical and Geological Surveys West of the Mississippi", Wheeler, George (Lt)

Subject: United States - Western

Period: 1879 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

44.3 x 32.5 inches
112.5 x 82.6 cm

Beautifully lithographed in four colors with immense detail throughout. Locates more than 130 forts and camps (many flying tiny American flags), nearly 70 Indian reservations, the routes of dozens of early explorers, completed and projected railroads with their land grants, plus dozens of Spanish land grants noted. Survey details plotted include base lines, meridians and townships. Wheeler's surveying efforts are shown as shaded regions. A fine and uncommon map.


Condition: A

Remarkable condition. Issued folding on four sheets joined, now backed with archival tissue.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $400

Closed on 3/5/2003