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Auction 106, Lot 149

"Map of the United States Territory of Oregon West of the Rocky Mountains Exhibiting the vaious Trading Depots or Forts occupied by the British Hudson Bay Company connected with the Western and Northwestern Fur Trade", Abert/Hood

Subject: United States - Western

Period: 1838 (dated)

Publication: Report of the Senate select committee on the occupation of the Oregon Country

Color: Black & White

20.5 x 17.4 inches
52.1 x 44.2 cm
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This map accompanied an important report intended to awaken public interest in the American occupation of Oregon Territory in the controversy with Great Britain, who also claimed the territory down to the Columbia River. Among the many interesting details are the locations of the various trading posts or forts connected with the northwestern fur trade, both American and British. The map covers present day Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. The region west of the Rocky Mountains is named Mandan District. It also shows much of southwestern Canada.

References: Claussen & Friis #221; Hayes #197; Wheat (TMW) #434.

Condition: A

Tiny binding tear repaired with archival tape. Folding as issued.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $750

Closed on 3/3/2004