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Auction 115, Lot 203

"Map Showing the Scene of General Hancock's Operations in the Indian Country, the Forts, Military Stations, Pacific Railroads, etc.", Harper's Weekly

Subject: United States - Western

Period: 1867 (dated)


Color: Black & White

13.8 x 9.3 inches
35.1 x 23.6 cm

This full-page map is very well engraved and detailed considering it is from a weekly newspaper. The subject of the map is General Hancock's operations concerning Native Americans in Indian Territory and details the forts, military stations, and railroads in the West. The transcontinental railroad is shown fully completed and connected through Utah - although the railroad would not be completed for two more years! The railroad track, however, is shown south of the Great Salt Lake. The map is filled with many place names, contains notes on interesting geographical features and locates many Indian tribes. Originally published in the June 15, 1867 issue of Harper's Weekly "A Journal of Civilization." Professionally encapsulated in archival Mylar.


Condition: A

Map is near fine less a printers crease across western California.

Estimate: $80 - $100


Closed on 6/21/2006