Auction 110, Lot 114

"Map of the United States and Territories Showing the extent of Public Surveys and other details constructed from the Plats and official sources of the General Land Office…", General Land Office

Subject: United States

Period: 1868 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

56 x 28.5 inches
142.2 x 72.4 cm

This map is one of the more remarkable maps produced by the General Land Office. It shows the extent of the public surveys and many items of great interest. Most significant are the gold, silver, copper, and other mineral deposits that are color-coded to mark their location and keyed to the legend. The sites of army forts and posts provide an excellent view of the undeveloped territories and the western frontier. Details include land grants, townships, subdivisions, railroads, mining districts & etc. This is the first issue to show the newly formed Wyoming, which was previously shown as an appendage to Dakota Territory. Made under the direction of Hon. J.S. Wilson, Commissioner, by Theodore Franks. Signed in the plate by Wilson.


Condition: B

Original color. Issued folding, now pressed and backed with archival tissue. A few folds with light toning, else very good.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $200

Closed on 3/2/2005