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Auction 114, Lot 180

"Map No. 10 United States", Burgess, Daniel

Subject: Western United States

Period: 1853 (dated)

Publication: Smith's Quarto Geography

Color: Hand Color

8.6 x 10.3 inches
21.8 x 26.2 cm
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A very nice map of the West with early territorial boundaries. New Mexico Territory is shown with the pre-Gadsden Purchase border plus the northern extension into today's Colorado. Oregon and Washington extend to the Continental Divide and a huge North West Territory occupies the area to the east with a small area northeast of Utah labeled Nebraska. The large Utah Territory extends to California and to the Continental Divide in today's Colorado and touches a small portion of Indian Territory, which is unnamed here. States/territories are labeled with their population: Utah 11,000, New Mexico 62,000, Oregon 13,000, California 264,000; prominent city populations are also noted. Locates numerous Indian tribes and military forts.


Condition: B

Beautiful impression and coloring. One circular stain below title and a hint of surface soil at lower right, else fine.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $210

Closed on 3/1/2006