Auction 112, Lot 202

"Map of the Oregon Territory from the Best Authorities", Wilkes, Charles

Subject: Northwestern United States

Period: 1849 (dated)

Publication: Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition

Color: Black & White

13 x 8.3 inches
33 x 21.1 cm

This map covers from Fraser's Fort and Fort St. James in British Columbia south to the upper Sacramento River, and from the Pacific coast to the Black Hills west of the Rocky Mountains. The map provides excellent detail of the region including dozens of forts. A large inset of the Columbia River from Ft. Walla Walla to its mouth includes details of missions and Indian villages. This map is from the 2nd edition of Wilkes Narrative.

References: cf Wheat (TMW) #457.

Condition: A

Printed on fine banknote paper and issued folded. Faint spot in map, still overall very good.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $170

Closed on 9/28/2005