Auction 116, Lot 216

"Map Showing the Different Routes Travelled over by the Detachments of the Overland Command in the Spring of 1855 from Salt Lake City, Utah to the Bay of San Francisco", U.S. Army

Subject: Southwestern United States

Period: 1855 (dated)

Publication: HR and Senate Docs, 34th Cong., 1st Sess.

Color: Hand Color

18.7 x 22.2 inches
47.5 x 56.4 cm

This uncommon map accompanied the "Report of Capt. R. Ingalls on the march of L. Col. Steptoe from Ft. Leavenworth to California" in 1854 and 1855. Wheat states "it is a document of first quality ….. showing three important routes." Steptoe was looking for a new and shorter route from the Great Salt Lake to the West Coast. In addition to the route chosen by Steptoe, the routes of two detachments are traced on this map - one under Capt. Ingalls, the other by Lt. Mowry.

References: Wheat [TMW] #868; Wagner & Camp #256.

Condition: B

Binding trim replaced at left with some skilled facsimile of neatline, else near fine with attractive later color.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/20/2006