Auction 125, Lot 207

"Map to Illustrate Capt. Bonneville's Adventures among the Rocky Mountains", Colton, Joseph Hutchins

Subject: Western United States

Period: 1855 (dated)

Publication: Irving's Adventures of Captain Bonneville

Color: Black & White

18 x 12 inches
45.7 x 30.5 cm

This interesting map is based on Fremont's map of the same period. The region west of the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean is delineated with the new gold region of California and a notation of Sutter's Fort. The expedition route described is that of Captain Benjamin Bonneville who explored the American West from 1832-1836. The expedition party traveled parallel to the course of the Snake and the Columbia Rivers, going as far as Fort Walla Walla before turning back. Fremont's route through California is shown, as well as Kearny's route along the Gila River. Published by J.H. Colton, No. 172, William Street, New York.

References: Wagner-Camp #67:14.

Condition: A

Short binding trim tear just into neatline, closed on verso, otherwise fine. Folding, as issued.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/24/2008