Auction 109, Lot 186

"Map of the Territory of Alaska (Russian America) Ceded by Russia to the United States", Gray, Ormando Willis & Son

Subject: Alaska

Period: 1881 (published)

Publication: The National Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16 x 12 inches
40.6 x 30.5 cm

Strongly engraved rendering of the Yukon River. Good detail along coastlines, but with little detail in the interior. Includes soundings in the Behring and Chukchi Seas. Canada is labeled British Possessions. Full original wash hand coloring. Inside is a double-page map of "Provinces of Ontario and Quebec, Dominion of Canada" and on verso "New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island".

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Condition: B

Full margins and great color. Light scattered foxing, else very good.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $80

Closed on 12/1/2004

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