Auction 112, Lot 199

"Map of the United States and Their Territories Between the Mississippi and the Pacific Ocean and Part of Mexico Compiled from Surveys…", Emory, William Hemsley

Subject: Western United States and Mexico

Period: 1857-8 (dated)

Publication: Mexican Boundary Survey

Color: Black & White

23 x 20.3 inches
58.4 x 51.6 cm

This map is the culmination of fifty years of government explorations in the West. Starting with Lewis and Clark, there were numerous official and unofficial surveys and explorations, all adding to the pool of knowledge presented here. While large sections are still labeled as unexplored territory, Emory fitted these fragments together into a reasonably correct cartographic picture. The large western territories include New Mexico, Utah, Oregon, Washington and Nebraska.

References: Wheat (TMW) #916.

Condition: A

Folding, as issued. A little light toning in upper left quadrant, still very good.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/28/2005