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Auction 107, Lot 146

"A Map of the Sources of the Colorado & Big Salt Lake, Platte, Yellow-Stone, Muscle-Shell, Missouri, & Salmon & Snake Rivers, branches of the Columbia River", Bonneville, Benjamin L. E. de

Subject: United States - Western

Period: 1837 (published)

Publication: The Rocky Mountains…

Color: Hand Color

15.5 x 16.7 inches
39.4 x 42.4 cm
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Important map of the region of the present-day intersection of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Utah. Wheat considered the map the best representation of the region during this period. It shows the headwaters of the Wind, Sweetwater, Green (Colorado of the West), Snake, and Salmon rivers relatively accurately. The course of the Bear River to Lake Bonneville (Salt Lake), the Three Tetons and the 3 Butes east of the Great Lava Plain are well located.

References: Wheat [TMW] #423.

Condition: B

Issued folding, now pressed with tissue-reinforced folds on verso. Margin extended at binding side with slight loss of neatline and a couple of repaired tears into border. Later color.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $600

Closed on 6/9/2004