Auction 113, Lot 209

"Map Showing the Scene of General Hancock's Operations in the Indian Country, the Forts, Military Stations, Pacific Railroads, etc.", Anon.

Subject: Western United States

Period: 1867 (dated)

Publication: Harper's Weekly

Color: Black & White

Size:
14 x 9.5 inches
35.6 x 24.1 cm

A full-page map from Harper's Weekly that is very well engraved and detailed considering it is from a weekly newspaper. The subject of the map is General Hancock's operations concerning Native Americans in Indian Territory. It also details the forts, military stations, and railroads in the West. The transcontinental railroad is shown fully completed and connected through Utah - although the railroad would not be completed for two more years! The railroad track, however, is shown south of the Great Salt Lake. Contains notes on interesting geographical features, locates many Indian tribes, and the map is filled with many place names. Complete and still bound in the June 15, 1867 issue of Harper's Weekly "A Journal of Civilization."

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Condition: A

Fine impression. Hint of toning in one area in the Pacific and one tiny spot, otherwise fine.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $95

Closed on 12/7/2005

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