Auction 125, Lot 194

"Map of the Route Pursued by the Late Expedition under the Command of Col. S.W. Kearney, U.S. 1st Dragoons [bound in 28-page report]", Franklin, William Buell [Lt.]

Subject: Central United States

Period: 1845 (dated)

Publication: Senate Doc 1, 29th Congress 1st Session

Color: Black & White

13 x 8 inches
33 x 20.3 cm

This is an early and historical map of the region published in Kearny's "Report of a summer campaign to the Rocky Mountains in the summer of 1845." The map covers the region between the Arkansas and Platte Rivers, and extends westward to South Pass and the Green River with some of the geography based on Fremont's map of 1843. . The dragoons departed Ft. Leavenworth and marched to South Pass via the Oregon Trail and returned 99 days later via the Arkansas River route, a distance of 2200 miles over the toughest western terrain. The map is bound into the original 28 page report.

References: Wheat [TMW] #495, Wagner-Camp #117.

Condition: A

Map is folding as issued. With a tiny spot or two, still very good. The report is also very good.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $425

Closed on 9/24/2008