Auction 114, Lot 202

"Map of the United States and Texas Boundary Line and Adjacent Territory determined & surveyed in 1857-8-9-60, by J.H. Clark U.S. Commissioner", U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Subject: Southwestern United States - Texas and New Mexico

Period: 1902 (published)

Publication: US Geological Survey Bulletin 194

Color: Black & White

Size:
40 x 26.2 inches
101.6 x 66.5 cm

Large and extremely detailed chart by J.H. Clark, U.S. Commissioner, drawn by J.E. Weyss, circa 1860. The map features the survey lines between Texas and New Mexico with good topographical detail. Locates forts, Raton Pass, the Santa Fe and Albuquerque trails, numerous explorer's routes, Indian trails, and more. The map is an interesting historical curiosity because it was not published when the survey was finished due to the outbreak of the Civil War. In 1902 it was belatedly included in the Geological Survey Bulletin by Marcus Baker. This example is in remarkable condition for a large folding map.

References: Wheat (TMW) 1022.

Condition: A+

Folding, as issued.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 3/1/2006

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