Auction 111, Lot 186

"Map of Alaska", King, Harry

Subject: Alaska

Period: 1898 (dated)

Publication: General Land Office, U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, U.S. Geological Survey

Color: Printed Color

Size:
32.3 x 24.8 inches
82 x 63 cm

A large and colorful map of the territory published at the beginning of the Yukon Gold Rush featuring a large inset of the gold region titled "From Juneau to Forty-Mile Creek." A legend identifies regions with reported gold discoveries (highlighted in yellow), deposits of silver, copper and coal, church locations, and routes of the railroads (both existing and proposed). Another inset details the Aleutian Islands. Large text box provides distances from the U.S. to locations throughout Alaska, e.g. San Francisco to Chilkoot Pass - 1186 miles. Steam ship routes are detailed from San Francisco plus internal mail routes. A remarkable record of the great Alaskan Gold Rush.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $100 - $120

Sold for: $75

Closed on 6/8/2005

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