Auction 104, Lot 192

"Geological Map of the Route explored by Lt. A.W. Whipple…From the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean 1853-1854", Whipple, Amiel Weekes

Subject: Southwestern United States

Period: 1859 (published)

Publication: Railroad Surveys

Color: Printed Color

Size:
36.5 x 8 inches
92.7 x 20.3 cm

A very colorful map that details the country from Memphis across the west to the small town of Los Angeles. The underlying geology surveyed by the notable geologist, Jules Marcou, is delineated and color-coded with an index. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad later traveled the western part of this survey. Locates a few cities along the way: Helena, Napoleon, Vicksburg, Pine Bluff, Little Rock, Fort Smith, San Antonio, Fort Defiance and Needles.

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Condition: A

Beautiful example with bright coloring. Folding as issued, near fine.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/10/2003

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