Auction 104, Lot 196

"Preliminary Map of the Western Portion of the Reconnaissance and Survey for a Pacific Railroad Route Near the 35th Parallel Made by Capt. A.W. Whipple. T.E. in 1853-4…", Whipple, Amiel Weekes

Subject: United States - Southwest

Period: 1858 (published)

Publication: HR Doc. 124, 35th Cong. 1st sess.

Color: Black & White

40 x 26.2 inches
101.6 x 66.5 cm

Large lithographic map covering from Albuquerque to Los Angeles. The map documents part of the famous expedition in which E.F. Beale took a group of camels from the Gulf Coast to Fort Tejon in California. In addition to Beale's route, which eventually became the route of the Santa Fe Railroad, the map also shows Cook's wagon road, Sitgreaves' route, and Aubrey's trail of 1854. The future site of Phoenix is here Coco Maricopa and Pima Villages. Numerous interesting notes concerning Indian villages and topography. Beale advocated the construction of dams and military posts along the way to facilitate emigration to the West Coast.

References: Wheat [TMW] #939.

Condition: A

Issued folding, now backed with tissue and pressed. Lightly toned along some folds, still very good.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/10/2003