Auction 103, Lot 203

"Map of a part of the Territory of Washington to Accompany Report of Surveyor General", General Land Office

Subject: Washington

Period: 1855 (dated)

Publication: Senate Ex. Doc. No. 1, 34th. Cong., 1st

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.2 x 14.3 inches
48.8 x 36.3 cm

Early and very historical map showing limited survey progress just 28 months after the territory was created. Modest detail west of the Cascades, but only major rivers shows to the east. Locates several forts (Steilacom, Nisqually, Walla Walla, & Townsend), Olympia, Aki, and Seattle, here called Statle. An early and infrequently offered Washington map on a scale of 1"=18 miles.

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Condition: B

Well-done modern coloring. Very lightly toned and a few minor fold separations, else very good.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $350

Closed on 6/11/2003

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