Auction 111, Lot 257

"Map of the Black Hills From a reconnaissance by Capt. William Ludlow Corps. of Engineers and maps of Warren and Raynolds", U.S. War Dept.

Subject: South Dakota

Period: 1874 (dated)

Publication: Report of a Reconnaissance of the Black Hills of Dakota

Color: Black & White

23.5 x 38 inches
59.7 x 96.5 cm

A large map drawn by Sergeant C. Becker and one of three maps resulting from Custer's Expedition. Drawn on a scale of 3 miles=1 inch. Topography is nicely developed with portions of Warren's route of 1857 and that of Raynold's in 1859 shown. This expedition led to a discovery of gold, a subsequent Gold Rush, and the tragic Custer Massacre.

References: Wheat [TMW] #1249.

Condition: B

Backed with archival tissue, repairing 4 fold separations on verso. Some light toning on folds, else fine.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/8/2005