Auction 111, Lot 258

"A Geological Map of the Black Hills, by Professor N. H. Winchell, To Accompany the Report of Capt. William Ludlow, U.S. Engineers", U.S. Corps of Engineers

Subject: Dakota Territory

Period: 1875 (published)

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

Color: Hand Color

17.6 x 25 inches
44.7 x 63.5 cm

In the summer of 1874 Custer was tasked with reconnoitering a route to Bear Butte and to explore the vicinity. Gold was discovered leading to a major Gold Rush and the subsequent Custer Massacre. This attractive map is color coded to reflect geological findings and was one of three maps included in Ludlow's Report. Locates numerous creeks and gives detail of timber and topography. Legend indicates eleven geological types through coloring and line.

References: Wheat [TMW] #1251.

Condition: B

Issued folding, now pressed and backed with archival tissue. A little light toning along folds and some offsetting. Lovely coloring.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $190

Closed on 6/8/2005