Auction 103, Lot 199

"Preliminary Map of Routes Reconnoitered and Opened in the Territory of Utah…", U.S. Government

Subject: Utah

Period: 1858 (dated)

Publication: Senate Doc 40, 35th Cong., 2nd Sess.

Color: Black & White

Size:
44 x 29.7 inches
111.8 x 75.4 cm

A large, accurate and carefully drawn map detailing that portion of Utah from the Great Salt Lake Desert to Fort Bridger, to above the Great Salt Lake and south to below Goshen and Mt. Nebo. Terrific detail of roads and towns, springs & sinks, watershed, military camps as well as topographical information. Tooele is here called Tuilla, and Big & Little Cottonwood creeks are located. The Uintah Mountains are not named. The map was probably made to facilitate the movements of Gen. Johnson's Army during the Utah campaign as it shows locations of Mormon Fortifications by which the Mormons sought to halt Johnson's movements. A great, early map of the territory.

References: Wheat (TMW) 998.

Condition: B

Issued folding, now backed with archival tissue. Toned, mostly along folds, top and bottom margins a little rough with some show through and a few intersection splits. Right side remargined just into neatline with facsimile.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/11/2003

Archived