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Auction 108, Lot 156

"[Lot of 7] Topographical Map of the Road from Missouri to Oregon in Seven Sections", Fremont/Preuss

Subject: United States - Western

Period: 1846 (circa)


Color: Black & White

26 x 16 inches
66 x 40.6 cm
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From the field notes and journals of Capt. J.C. Fremont and from sketches and field notes made on the ground by his assistant Charles Preuss. Each is section is approximately the size given above. Together the seven cover the region "commencing at the Mouth of the Kansas in the Missouri River, and Ending at the Mouth of the Wallah Wallah in the Columbia," thus the Oregon Trail Route. Topography is in more detail than in Fremont's parent map. Each sheet is filled with descriptive comments from Fremont's narrative, thus providing a legitimate guide for emigrants at the time. A matching and complete set of seven scarce maps.


Condition: A

A very nice example. All generally clean and bright with occasionally light toning at a few folds.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500

Sold for: $3,000

Closed on 9/29/2004