Catalog Archive
Auction 115, Lot 197

"Western Territories of the United States", Sherman & Smith

Subject: United States - Western

Period: 1847 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

17.5 x 10.8 inches
44.5 x 27.4 cm

Hand colored map of the west that extends to the "British America" border. With large and transitional territorial borders: Utah extends from California to Nebraska, Oregon encompasses all of the Northwest, extending to Nebraska. The huge Nebraska Territory extends from the Continental Divide at the Rockies to Minnesota at the Missouri River. New Mexico Territory is partially shown as it stretches between Texas and California with a large northward extension in today's Colorado that reaches South Park. Very early depiction of Salt Lake City which is also labeled Mormon Settlement. Very similar and perhaps after Olney's map.


Condition: B

A little toning or foxing, and toned along centerfold. Short, clean centerfold split at bottom, closed on verso.

Estimate: $120 - $180

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/21/2006