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Auction 110, Lot 149

"Map Illustrating the plan of the defences of the Western & North-Western Frontier, as proposed by the Hon: J.R. Poinsett, Sec. of War, in his report of Dec. 30, 1837", Poinsett, J. R.

Subject: United States - Central

Period: 1860 (published)

Publication: Military Affairs, Vol. VII, No. 753-A

Color: Black & White

15.5 x 21.5 inches
39.4 x 54.6 cm
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A historical map that was originally issued as part of the continuing debate over the nature of the Frontier Defenses between the Mississippi River and the Rocky mountains. It includes the states of Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana and the Indian nations bordering them to the west. Locates many military forts and outposts from Ft. Jessup to Ft. Snelling with notations throughout concerning the regions ceded by several Indian nations with the dates of the treaties. Locates numerous Indian Tribes in relation to the nearby and encroaching cities and growing settlement areas. Originally published in Poinsett's report of 1837.

References: cf. Wheat [TMW] #426.

Condition: A+

Issued folding, now pressed and backed with archival tissue. A trace of later color in the Gulf of Mexico.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $250

Closed on 3/2/2005