Auction 121, Lot 264

"Ide's Map of Helena Montana", Ide, Authur W.

Subject: Montana

Period: 1888 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

28.5 x 20 inches
72.4 x 50.8 cm

This rare issue was complied and drawn by Reeder & Helmick Surveyors & Draughtsmen, Helena, Mon. Lithographed by Harrison & Smth [sic.], Minneapolis, Minn. A terrific and rare street plan of Helena. At a scale of 300 Feet to the inch, the plan details all streets, parks, schools, and individual lots, both business and residential, many with property owner's names. Locates several railroads including the Northern Pacific, Helena & Red Mountain, and the Montana Central plus the Red Mountain Branch line of Montana Central. Yale Library reportedly has a copy of this map, but we find no other references to this rare issue. Folding into original paper covers, which are in very good condition. Cover states "Compliments of Wallace & Thornburgh Real Estate, Mortgage Loans, Insurance."; printed by Williams, Thurber & Co., Printers, Helena.


Condition: B+

A few intersectional fold splits, otherwise near fine. Cover is near fine with just a little light soiling. A very nice example of a rarely offered map.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/26/2007