Auction 103, Lot 139

"Map of the Route Pursued by the Late Expedition under the Command of Col. S.W. Kearney, U.S. 1st Dragoons", Franklin, William Buell [Lt.]

Subject: Western United States

Period: 1845 (dated)

Publication: Senate ex doc 1, 29th Congress 1st Session

Color: Black & White

Size:
12.8 x 8 inches
32.5 x 20.3 cm

Taken from Kearny's "Report of a summer campaign to the Rocky Mountains in the summer of 1845." Part of the map is based on Fremont's map of 1843. It covers the region between the Arkansas and Platte Rivers, and extends westward to South Pass and the Green River. The dragoons departed Ft. Leavenworth and marched to South Pass via the Oregon Trail and returned 99 days later via the Arkansas River route, a distance of 2200 miles over the toughest western terrain.

References: Wheat [TMW] 495, Wagner/Camp 117.

Condition: B

Issued folding, now backed with archival tissue. A few light foxing spots, else very good.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $210

Closed on 6/11/2003

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