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Auction 118, Lot 401

"Map of the Great Salt Lake and Adjacent Country in the Territory of Utah [on sheet with] The Great Salt Lake (Mormon) City and Surrounding Country (on an Enlarged Scale)", Weller, Edward

Subject: Utah

Period: 1858 (published)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12 x 17 inches
30.5 x 43.2 cm

This sheet contains two maps. The upper map covers the region from the Great Salt Lake and Lake Utah east to Vernal and the Ashley Creek area (unnamed) and Fort Bridger in the north. It shows Salt Lake City in a block plan. Also locates Ogden, but no sign of Logan. Fort Utah is on the eastern shore of Lake Utah. The lower map is centered on Salt Lake City and features much more detail. The city plan clearly shows its rectangular grid layout and wide streets. The Welsh Settlement is shown to the southwest on the other side of the Jordan River. Both maps delineate the mountains in hachure and good detail of watershed. Lithographed by Day & Son. Drawn and engraved by Edward Weller of Bloomsbury. A scarce issue, even more so due to the yellow, embossed stamp on the upper left noting this as a supplement to the Sunday Weekly Dispatch of July 11th, 1858.

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Condition: A

Lightly toned with original, hand coloring as issued.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 3/6/2007

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