Auction 116, Lot 243

"Topographical Map of the Yosemite Valley and Vicinity", U.S. Geographical Survey

Subject: California, Yosemite

Period: 1883 (published)

Publication: Sen. Doc #22, 52nd Cong., 2nd Sess.

Color: Printed Color

21 x 14.5 inches
53.3 x 36.8 cm

This handsome map is a product of Capt. G.M. Wheeler's Expeditions of 1877-79, US Geographic Surveys West of the 100th Meridian. It depicts the state park boundaries and the toll roads leading to the park with red overprinting, early camp facilities, trails, and Indian settlements. Salient geographic features are identified in considerable detail. The skillful rendering of the topography has created a remarkable strong graphic image of this picturesque valley.


Condition: B

A fine example except for one fold with a short, clean split closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $210

Closed on 9/20/2006