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Auction 118, Lot 307

"The Gold and Coal Fields of Alaska Together with the Principal Steamer Routes and Trails", U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Subject: Alaska

Period: 1898 (published)

Publication: U.S. Geological Survey Report

Color: Printed Color

28.5 x 23.6 inches
72.4 x 59.9 cm

A fine map printed in the five-color lithographic method with considerable place name detail. The Birch Creek and Forty Mile gold regions are prominently shown. There are two insets: Trails from the tide water to the headwaters of the Yukon River, Alaska and The Klondike Gold Region, Canada. Monthly steamer routes are shown servicing areas from Norton Sound, along the south side of the Aleutians and along the Alaskan Coast to San Francisco. A great map in near fine condition from the Alaskan Gold Rush period.

References: Falk (AK) 1898-51; Phillips (AK) p. 117.

Condition: A

Bright and clean, folding as issued with a bit of color offsetting, as is generally the case for this map. Small binding tear repaired with archival tape just into left neatline.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 3/6/2007