Auction 123, Lot 120

"Linguistic Stocks of American Indians North of Mexico", Powell, John Wesley

Subject: North America

Period: 1891 (published)

Publication: Seventh Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology

Color: Printed Color

17.5 x 20.3 inches
44.5 x 51.6 cm

This is the Powell and Bureau of American Ethnology issue of this increasingly rare map. The colorful and useful map is helpful in understanding the possible early relationships of the various Native American Tribes. Small inset of the Aleutian Islands at lower left. Chromolithographed by the New York firm of Sackett & Wilhelms. The map was compiled under the direction of Henry Gannett. Gannett (1846-1914) established the geography program in the U.S. Census Office for the tenth (1880) census. In 1882 he created a similar program at the USGS, which became the Division of Geography in 1885 and produced the first topographic map sheets published in the General Atlas of the United States four years later.


Condition: A

Lovely original coloring, full margins. Folding as issued,

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/20/2008