Auction 114, Lot 248

"Montana Territory", General Land Office

Subject: Montana

Period: 1887 (dated)

Publication: Senate Doc. 58, 52nd Cong., 1st Sess.

Color: Printed Color

Size:
39 x 26.2 inches
99.1 x 66.5 cm

This is the uncommon large edition that shows in great detail the extent of public surveys in Montana. Hydrology and topography are well developed on this colorful map. The map shows Indian reservations (Blackfeet, Flathead etc.), military posts (Forts - Assiniboine, Keogh, Maginnis, Custer, Camp Baker, etc.) and the completed and proposed railroads; locates Custer Hill, Custer's Monument, and the Reno battlefield; shows Yellowstone National Park in its entirety with major features. Remarkable detail throughout on a scale of 1 inch to 15 miles. Extensive legend identifies land offices, Surveyor Generals Office, county seats, towns, villages and railroad stations, railroads (completed and proposed), military reservations, Indian reservations, railroad land grant limits, etc.

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Condition: A

Pressed and backed with archival tissue. Beautiful, bright impression and coloring. Very lightly toned along one fold. Loss of paper in margin with repair just affecting the "S Ex" notation just outside neatline. Tiny loss in map, still very good.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 3/1/2006

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