Auction 124, Lot 196

"Valley of the Gila & Sierra de las Estrellas from the Maricopa Wells", U.S. Railroad Surveys

Subject: Arizona

Period: 1854 (published)

Publication: General Report U.S.P.R.R. Exp. & Surveys

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9 x 6.3 inches
22.9 x 16 cm

This tinted lithograph is a very early view in the area of today's Phoenix. It depicts a busy encampment of the survey team with many figures, including a Native American with a large pot in the foreground. The view also shows a saguaro cactus, a prickly pear, agaves and mesquite trees. Drawn by A.H. Campbell.

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Condition: B+

A nice example with a little faint foxing in the view and margin.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $50

Closed on 5/7/2008

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