Auction 125, Lot 319

"[Lot of 2] Map Showing the Extent of Surveys in the Territory of Utah 1856 [and] Map of the Great Salt Lake and Adjacent Country in the State of Utah…", U.S. Government

Subject: Utah

Period: 1856-99 (dated)


Color: Black & White

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1) The title continues "Examined and approved this 30th, Sept. 1856 Sur. Genl. David H. Burr of Utah." This early map by the General Land Office elaborates on the east side of the Great Salt Lake. Information includes early settlements such as Ogden, Provo, Bingham, Spanish Fork, Payson, Lehi, Farmington and more. There is good detail of watershed and topography. Tooele is here called Tuilla. The map extends north to include part of Bear Lake and south to below Mount Nebo. It is bounded east and west by the Wasatch and Cedar Mountains. Burr was a commercial cartographer and publisher of some note, in addition to being the Topographer to the Post Office and the Geographer to the House of Representatives. In 1855 President Pierce appointed Burr the Surveyor-General to the Territory of Utah following successful assignments as the Deputy Surveyor-General in Florida and Louisiana. Philadelphia, P.S. Duval & Son, 1856. Senate Ex Doc. No. 5, 34th Congress, 3rd Session. (15.5 x 32.5"). A near fine example that is folding as issued. (A)

2) This uncommon map is a nice companion to the previous one, as it shows the progress and growth since the Burr map. Published by the U.S. Forestry Commission in 1899, it was "Compiled from the Surveys of Capt. Howard Stansbury in 1849, Capt. C.E. Dutton in 1879 and Other Private and Public Surveys by C. Mostyn-Owen. C.E. May 25, 1891." It is filled with information on towns and settlements, railroads, watershed, and topography via hachure. We find no references or catalog listings for this map. Washington D.C., Norris Peters Co., 1899. Folding as issued. Fine (A+). (16.5x 22.5")



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Estimate: $150 - $250

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/24/2008