Auction 125, Lot 228

"Map of Alaska Showing Klondyke Gold Fields", Walkup, W.B.

Subject: Alaska, Gold Mining

Period: 1897 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
26.5 x 24.3 inches
67.3 x 61.7 cm

This rare map is by the obscure San Francisco map dealer who is known to have published only a couple maps, including the last edition of Froiseth's Utah map and a map of Marin County, California. The map is subtitled "Premium Map by the San Francisco Bulletin." It is not dated but was published in 1897 or early 1898 since "Klondyke" is spelled with the "y." Large inset "Map of Klondyke Gold Fields" details the vicinity of the Yukon River, Klondyke River, and Bonanza Creek on a scale of six miles per inch. Mileage to the region is given via overland and ocean routes. No other known copy; our research shows no copy in LOC or other institutions.

References:

Condition: B+

Dark impression and full, original margins. Folding, as issued. Lightly and evenly toned, a few short marginal splits, one into map about 2" that is closed on verso.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/24/2008

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