Auction 119, Lot 238

"North Western America showing the Territory ceded by Russia to the United States", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: Alaska

Period: 1877 (dated)

Publication: New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.3 x 11.5 inches
36.3 x 29.2 cm

This interesting map of Alaska depicts the territory purchased from Russia, known as Seward's Folly. It shows Alaska with no organized areas and the interior virtually blank, save for the occasional river and Fort Yukon. Just a few villages are named and there is no sign of Mt. McKinley. Sitka is here called New Archangel. This is one of the first atlas maps of Alaska Territory. With Mitchell's decorative grapevine border.

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Condition: A

Good impression with fine original hand coloring. Close margins, top and bottom.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Unsold

Closed on 5/9/2007

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