Auction 124, Lot 256

"Montana Territory", General Land Office

Subject: Montana

Period: 1887 (dated)

Publication: Senate Doc. 58, 52nd Cong., 1st Sess.

Color: Printed Color

Size:
38.8 x 26 inches
98.6 x 66 cm

This is the 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.); completed and proposed railroads; locates Custer Hill, Custer's Monument, and the Reno battlefield; and 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, military reservations, Indian reservations, railroad land grant limits, etc.

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Condition: B

A bright example that has some edge tears and chips, and some fold separations, one entering the map about 4" at top. This would benefit greatly by some simple conservation.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $220

Closed on 5/7/2008

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