Auction 117, Lot 201

"Map Showing the Routes travelled by the Command of Majr E. Steen, U. S. Drags., against the Snake Indians in 1860", U.S. War Department

Subject: Northwestern United States

Period: 1860 (published)

Publication: Sen Ex Doc No. 1, 37th Cong., 2nd Sess.

Color: Black & White

33.5 x 24 inches
85.1 x 61 cm

Extensive and detailed map of the area east of the Deschutes River, extending to the Snake River, and from the desert southeast of Lake Harney to the Columbia River. The map represents a decisive military action against the Shoshones, who were defeated during this campaign. Details many exploration routes, emigrant and Indian trails, camps, battlegrounds, and forts including Boise, Walla Walla, Dalles, Cascade, and Vancouver. Portland appears as a rather small community. Clearly shows the Oregon Trail (labeled the Immigrant Road) with springs along the way. Several large regions are marked as Unexplored. Lithographed map (by Julius Bien & Co.) on a scale of about 12 miles to the inch. The map was drawn by Lieut. Joseph Dixon of the Topographical Engineers under the direction of Capt. G. Thom.

References: Wheat (TMW) #1016.

Condition: B

Issued folding, now backed with archival tissue. Some fold line toning, else very good.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/6/2006