Auction 125, Lot 212

"Parts of Eastern California and Western Nevada, Atlas Sheets 47(B) & 47(D)", Wheeler, George (Lt)

Subject: Western United States

Period: 1879 (dated)

Publication: Geographical Surveys West of 100th Meridian

Color: Black & White

Size:
19 x 31 inches
48.3 x 78.7 cm

From 1869-1879 Lieut. Wheeler's epic expeditions sought to correctly map the topography of the western United States. This map is from his travels of 1876 and 1877, and shows the region around the California and Nevada border. The map describes Lake Tahoe, Washoe, Pyramid , Honey and Winnemucca Lakes. Donner Peak and Donner Lake are shown near Truckee, as well as other towns in this part of the Sierras. The map is fully and beautifully engraved with topography shown via hachure. Locates Carson (City), Virginia (City), Reno, Yank's Landing (today's South Lake Tahoe), and much more. A mint example.

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Condition: A+

Beautiful example with wide, original margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/24/2008

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