Auction 111, Lot 185

"North Western America showing the Territory ceded by Russia to the United States", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: Alaska

Period: 1867 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.5 x 11.5 inches
36.8 x 29.2 cm

This early map of Alaska is dated only three years after the territory was purchased from Russia, known as Seward's Folly. It shows Alaska with no organized areas and the interior virtually blank, save for the occasional river and Fort Yukon. Just a few villages are named and there is no sign of Mt. McKinley. Sitka is called New Archangel. One of the first atlas maps of Alaska Territory. Decorative grapevine border.

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Condition: B

Original full hand color. A few very light spots, else very good.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $60

Closed on 6/8/2005

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