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Auction 102, Lot 191

"[Lot of 3 - Black Hills]", U.S. Army

Subject: Dakota

Period: 1857-74 (dated)

Publication: Senate Doc. #55, 33rd Cong., 2nd Sess.


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In the summer of 1874 Lt. Col. George Custer took units of his 7th Cavalry and two Infantry companies on a now famous march from Ft. A. Lincoln to the Black Hills of the Dakotas. On this expedition gold was discovered leading to the Black Hills Gold Rush, Custers Massacre and the tragic resolution of the Sioux 'problem'. Lot includes 1) "Map of a Reconnaissance of the Black Hills, July and August, 1874…", Lt. Col. G.A. Custer, 21 x 25.3". This map shows a portion of Warren's route of 1857 and of Raynold's route in 1859. 2) "Map of the Black Hills from a Reconnaissance by Capt. William Ludlow...", 1857, 23 x 36". 3) "A Geological Map of the Black Hills by Professor N.H. Winchell", 17.6 x 25". An attractively printed color and keyed map. Nice set of Black Hills related maps.

References: Wheat (TMW) 1248, 1249 and 1251.

Condition: B

All issued folding, now backed with archival tissue. Toned along folds. Custer map with small loss at some fold intersections.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 3/5/2003