Auction 112, Lot 294

"[Lot of 2] Plan of the Battlefield of the Four Lakes Sept. 1st 1858…[and] Plan of Col. Steptoe's Battlefield on the Ingossomen Creek, May15th, 16th & 17th, 1858", U.S. War Department

Subject: Washington - Spokane Indian Wars

Period: 1858 (dated)

Publication: Sen. Ex. Doc No. 32, 35th Cong, 2nd Sess.

Color: Hand Color

See Description

Indian wars in Washington Territory were a constant threat during the years following the 1846 division of the Oregon Country from British North America. With the discovery of gold near Colville, Indian hostilities were renewed in the Spokane War of 1858. The first map (12.3 x 16") depicts the decisive defeat of the Indians at Four Lakes and Spokane Plains. The second (uncolored, 9.8 x 11.5") illustrates the Indian successes against Col. Steptoe's forces. Both maps were prepared under the direction of Lieut. John Mullan of the 2nd Artillery. Matched pair of maps that are seldom offered.


Condition: B

Originally issued folding, both now pressed and backed with archival tissue. Both lightly toned along vertical folds, else very good. Second with a well closed short binding trim tear just to neatline.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $425

Closed on 9/28/2005