Auction 113, Lot 244

"Sketch of the Country near the Southern Boundary of Kansas", U.S. War Department

Subject: Kansas

Period: 1857 (published)

Publication: HR Doc #103, 35th Cong. 1st Sess.

Color: Black & White

48 x 22 inches
121.9 x 55.9 cm

Map of the important survey that established the southern boundary of Kansas. Surveyed by J.E. Weyss and signed in the plate by J.E. Johnston, Col. 1st. Cavalry. The map includes topographic features and good detail with the locations of forts. Identifies the Santa Fe Trail as Santa Fe Road. Shows the route of Lt. Whipple in 1853, Aubrey's Trail and locates Old Fort Scott, Ft. Union, Raton Pass, Santa Fe, etc. At bottom is a profile of elevations by Dr. Wizlizenus.


Condition: A

Issued folding, now pressed and backed with archival tissue. Just a hint of fold toning, extraneous creasing, still very good.

Estimate: $120 - $140

Sold for: $85

Closed on 12/7/2005