Auction 124, Lot 175

"Map of the Territories & Pacific States to Accompany Across the Continent", Bowles, Samuel

Subject: Western United States

Period: 1865 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

18 x 13.5 inches
45.7 x 34.3 cm

A handsome map of the western United States showing the routes of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads, the Butterfield Express and Stage route, mail routes and the tracks of the Colfax expedition. The Spanish Trail and Emigrant Road are also featured on this very detailed map that was engraved by Goldthwaite and printed by Colton on banknote paper. The large Dakota Territory includes today's Wyoming and Arizona is still in possession of the southern tip of Nevada. An inset titled Plan of Central California on an Enlarged Scale is at lower right.


Condition: B+

Binding edge tear that enters map about 3" but is invisibly closed with archival tape on verso. Folded, as issued.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/7/2008