Auction 110, Lot 89

"North America", Gray, Ormando Willis & Son

Subject: North America

Period: 1875 (circa)

Publication: The National Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.8 x 14.8 inches
30 x 37.6 cm

Colorful stone engraved map of the continent showing national boundaries as well as individual states, territories and provinces. Alaska is noted as a territory. British Columbia is a huge western territory that extends to Alaska. Oklahoma is Indian Territory and Dakota has yet to separate into north and south. Interestingly the geography of the map suggests a circa 1875 date, but the map still carries the copyright of J.H. Colton and the date of 1855.

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Condition: A

Crisp impression and fine coloring with wide, original margins. One spot in Pacific, else fine.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $60

Closed on 3/2/2005

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