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Auction 104, Lot 249

"A Geological Map of the Black Hills, by Professor N. H. Winchell, To Accompany the Report of Capt. William Ludlow, U.S. Engineers", U.S. Corps of Engineers

Subject: Dakota Territory

Period: 1875 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

17.6 x 25 inches
44.7 x 63.5 cm
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This colorful geological map was done by Professor N.H. Winchell and published in "Report of a Reconnaissance of the Black Hills of Dakota, made in the summer of 1874" by William Ludlow. The map is attractively colored to identify the geological findings. It is interesting to note that the troops accompanying the surveyors were under the command of L. Col. G.A. Custer and were not molested by hostile Indians. Just two years later the major engagements of Crook at Rosebud and Custer at Little Big Horn would take place in the same general area.

References: Wheat (TMW) #1251.

Condition: B

Several long fold splits with repairs on verso. Scattered light stains and a few marginal tears and small chips.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $60

Closed on 9/10/2003