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Auction 115, Lot 202

"Sketch of the Country between South Pass & the Great Salt Lake", U.S. Government

Subject: Utah and Wyoming

Period: 1857 (published)

Publication: Senate Doc. 11, 35th Cong. 1st Sess.

Color: Black & White

22 x 17.5 inches
55.9 x 44.5 cm

This notable map portrays the region and emigrant routes into Salt Lake City. South Pass was the famous gateway through the central Rocky Mountains. Marked on the map are lines showing routes practicable for wagons and the routes of earlier exploring parties. The pass was first seen by white men in 1812 but remained largely unknown until disclosed by Crow Indians to Jedidiah Smith. After 1832 it became the principle route for emigrants heading further west. The map shows the Mormon communities from just below Nephi to Ogden and continues as far north as Fort Hall, Idaho. Stansbury's route of 1850 is traced and labeled.

References: Wheat (TMW) 958

Condition: B

Slight toning along some folds and slight loss at two fold intersection splits, else fine. Professionally backed with tissue and encapsulated in archival Mylar.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $110

Closed on 6/21/2006