Auction 120, Lot 251

"Map of the United States and Texas Boundary Line and Adjacent Territory determined & surveyed in 1857-8-9-60, by J.H. Clark U.S. Commissioner", U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Subject: Texas and New Mexico

Period: 1902 (published)

Publication: US Geological Survey Bulletin 194

Color: Black & White

39.25 x 26.25 inches
99.7 x 66.7 cm

This is a large and extremely detailed chart by J.H. Clark, U.S. Commissioner that was drawn by J.E. Weyss, circa 1860. The map features the survey lines between Texas and New Mexico with good topographical detail. It locates forts, Raton Pass, the Santa Fe and Albuquerque trails, numerous explorer's routes, Indian trails, and more. The map is an interesting historical curiosity because it was not published when the survey was finished due to the outbreak of the Civil War. In 1902 it was belatedly included in a Geological Survey Bulletin by Marcus Baker. A very nice example of this large map.

References: Wheat (TMW) #1022.

Condition: A

Clean and bright example with full margins. A few very small fold intersection splits, else fine.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $210

Closed on 7/18/2007