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Auction 105, Lot 156

"Map Showing the Routes travelled by the Command of Majr E. Steen, U. S. Drags., against the Snake Indians in 1860", Dixon, Joseph (Lt)

Subject: Northwestern United States

Period: 1860 (published)

Publication: Senate Doc. 1, 37th Congress, 2nd Session

Color: Black & White

34 x 24.5 inches
86.4 x 62.2 cm
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Extensive and detailed map of the area east of the Deschutes River and extending to the Snake River, and from the desert southeast of Lake Harney to the Columbia River. The map represents a decisive campaign against the Shoshones, who were defeated during the campaign. Details many exploration routes, emigrant and Indian trails, camps, battlegrounds, and forts including Boise, Walla Walla, Dalles, Cascade, and Vancouver. Portland appears as a rather small community. Clearly shows the Oregon Trail (labeled the Immigrant Road) with springs along the way. Several large regions are marked as Unexplored. Lithographed map (by J. Bien & Co.) on a scale of about 12 miles to the inch.

References: Wheat (TMW) #1016.

Condition: B

Issued folding, now backed with archival tissue. Toned along folds with small area of loss at two fold intersections.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $190

Closed on 12/3/2003