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Auction 114, Lot 205

"The Gold and Coal Fields of Alaska Together with the Principal Steamer Routes and Trails", U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Subject: Alaska & Yukon

Period: 1898 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

28.5 x 23.5 inches
72.4 x 59.7 cm
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A fine geological map printed in the five-color lithographic method with considerable place name detail. The Birch Creek and Forty Mile gold regions are prominently shown. There are two insets: "Trails from the tide water to the headwaters of the Yukon River, Alaska" and "The Klondike Gold Region, Canada." Monthly steamer routes are shown servicing areas from Norton Sound, along the south side of the Aleutians and along the Alaskan Coast to San Francisco. A great map from the Alaskan Gold Rush.

References: Falk (AK) #1898-51; Phillips (AK) p. 117.

Condition: A

Issued folding, now pressed and backed with archival tissue. Beautiful impression and coloring. Some color offsetting from strong color, as is always the case with this map. Tracing of toning along one fold.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 3/1/2006