Auction 115, Lot 294

"Map of the Great Salt Lake and Adjacent Country in the Territory of Utah [on sheet with] The Great Salt Lake (Mormon) City and Surrounding Country (on an Enlarged Scale)", Weekly Dispatch

Subject: Utah

Period: 1858 (published)

Publication: Weekly Dispatch Atlas

Color: Printed Color

Size:
12 x 16.8 inches
30.5 x 42.7 cm

Two maps on one sheet. The upper map covers the region from the Great Salt Lake and Lake Utah east to Vernal and the Ashley Creek area (unnamed) and Fort Bridger in the north. Shows Salt Lake City as a block plan. Also locates Ogden, but no sign of Logan. Fort Utah is on the eastern shore of Lake Utah. The lower map is centered on Salt Lake City and features much more detail. The city plan clearly shows it's rectangular grid layout and wide streets. The Welsh Settlement is shown to the southwest on the other side of the Jordan River. Both with mountains shown in hachure and good detail of watershed. Lithographed by Day & Son. Drawn and engraved by Edward Weller of Bloomsbury. A scarce issue.

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Condition: A

Fine impression and original coloring with full margins. A couple spots, still very good for this delicate map.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $400

Closed on 6/21/2006

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