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Auction 118, Lot 306

"[Lot of 4 - Alaska]",

Subject: Alaska

Period: 1895-1908


Color: Printed Color

See Description

A lot of four maps related to Alaska.

1) "Map of the First or Southeastern District of Alaska Prepared by the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey for the Eleventh Census…," New York, Sackett & Wilhelms Lith., circa 1895 (15.5 x 29"). A good map of the Southeast that carefully locates and names the islands, waterways, and villages of the period. Extends from Alaska's southern boundary northward to above Icy Bay. Good detail of the Mt. St. Elias and Malaspina Glacier area. Locates Fort Wrangell, Sitka, and many other small villages, scores of islands, waterways, etc. No sign of Juneau.
2) "Topographic Map of the Nome Region Alaska… Surveyed in 1900." USGS, printed by Julius Bien, New York, circa 1905. In typical USGS style, this is an extremely detailed map that shows much information on settlements, watershed, and topography, all in printed color. Locates Nome, Fort Davis, Bering, the Teller Mission, Teller, scores of creeks and rivers, and more. From the Cape Nome and Norton Bay Reports, Pl. XVII. (33.5 x 22.3")
3) "General Chart of Alaska," Washington D.C. 1904, b/w (29.5 x 27"). Finely engraved chart filled with physical details of watershed, topography and islands including the Aleutian Chain to Seguam Island. Many sea routes are noted with distances. At lower left is a table of distances. From Senate Rept. 282, 58th Congress, 2nd Session.
4) "Map of Alaska Showing the Known Distribution of Mineral Resources…," Washington, D.C., 1908. This map details the mineral distributions in the territory. Legend locates gold placers, gold and silver lode mines and prospects, copper mines and prospects, tin deposits, and coal-bearing rocks with known workable coals further broken down to anthracite, bituminous, lignite, petroleum seepages, and marble and gypsum deposits. Bulletin No. 345 Plate I. (23.5 x 16.8")


Condition: A

First with very light toning on some folds and very light offsetting below title. The USGS map is near fine. Third and fourth maps have some light fold toning.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $60

Closed on 3/6/2007