Auction 115, Lot 311

"Map of the United States and Their Territories Between the Mississippi and the Pacific Ocean and Part of Mexico Compiled from Surveys…", Emory, William Hemsley

Subject: United States & Mexico

Period: 1857-8 (dated)

Publication: Mexican Boundary Survey

Color: Black & White

Size:
23 x 20.2 inches
58.4 x 51.3 cm

This map is the culmination of fifty years of government explorations in the West. Starting with Lewis and Clark, there were numerous official and unofficial surveys and explorations, all adding to the pool of knowledge presented here. While large sections are still labeled unexplored territory, Emory fitted these fragments together into a reasonably correct cartographic picture. The large western territories include New Mexico, Utah, Oregon, Washington and Nebraska. A historical and desirable issue.

References: Wheat (TMW) #916

Condition: A

A good impression with full margins and folding, as issued. A little toning along some folds, still very good for this issue.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $450

Closed on 6/21/2006

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