Auction 111, Lot 177

"Map Showing the Route of E. F. Beale from Fort Smith, Ark. To Alburquerque N.M. 1858-9", U.S. Government

Subject: United States - Southwestern

Period: 1860 (published)

Publication: HR Doc 42, 36th Cong. 1st Sess.

Color: Black & White

48.5 x 7 inches
123.2 x 17.8 cm

Edward F. Beale [1822-1893] had a long career in the West including Indian Agent, surveyor and camel driver. His most lasting contribution was as a road builder. This map resulted from the survey of a road across present-day Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico, roughly following the Canadian River. It also closely parallels or is identical to that of Lt. Whipple from just a few years earlier. A dotted line indicates where the routes diverge. Beale's 62 campsites are numbered by day. It originally appeared in Beale's "Construction of a Wagon Road from Fort Smith to the Colorado River."

References: Wheat [TMW] #939; Koepp #1048.

Condition: B

Issued folding, now backed with archival tissue. Toned along a few folds, more so on one.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $50

Closed on 6/8/2005