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Auction 104, Lot 163

"Map of the United States and Territories, Showing the extent of Public Surveys…[together with] Report of The Commissioner of the General Land Office", General Land Office

Subject: United States

Period: 1867 (dated)

Publication: Report of the Commissioner of General Land Office

Color: Hand Color

55 x 28 inches
139.7 x 71.1 cm
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This map, in full original hand color, is one of the more remarkable maps produced by the General Land Office. It shows the extent of the Public Surveys in 1867 and many items of great interest. Most significant are the gold, silver, copper, and other mineral deposits that are color-coded to mark their location. The sites of army forts and posts provide an excellent view of the undeveloped territories and the western frontier. Details include land grants, townships, subdivisions, railroads, mining districts & etc. Present-day Wyoming is shown as part of the Dakota Territory. Constructed from Plats and Official Sources of the General Land Office under the direction of Hon. J.S. Wilson, Commissioner, by Joseph Gorlinski. Complete with the "Report of the Commissioner of General Land Office for the Year 1867," abridged Senate version, 189 pp. Report is bound in cloth with bookplate of William B. West, Consul of the U.S. presenting it to Edward Cullen Esq. M.D. of Dublin.


Condition: B

Archival repairs of fold separations and some paper loss in right blank margin. The report is shelf worn with minor water spots on covers. Ink library stamps to endpapers.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $450

Closed on 9/10/2003