Auction 121, Lot 263

"Montana Territory", General Land Office

Subject: Montana

Period: 1887 (dated)

Publication: Senate Doc. #58, 52nd Congress, 1st Session.

Color: Printed Color

Size:
39 x 26 inches
99.1 x 66 cm

This is the uncommon large edition that shows in great detail the extent of public surveys in Montana at this time in its history - it was admitted as a state in 1889. Hydrology and topography are well developed on this colorful map. The map shows Indian reservations (Blackfeet, Flathead etc.), military posts (Forts - Assiniboine, Keogh, Maginnis, Custer, Camp Baker, etc.) and the completed and proposed railroads; locates Custer Hill, Custer's Monument, and the Reno battlefield; shows Yellowstone National Park in its entirety with major features. Remarkable detail throughout on a scale of 1 inch to 15 miles. Extensive legend identifies land offices, Surveyor Generals Office, county seats, towns, villages and railroad stations, railroads (completed and proposed), military reservations, Indian reservations, railroad land grant limits, etc. A very nice example of this large chart.

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Condition: A

Some very faint offsetting. On short edge split, not entering map, closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/26/2007

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