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Auction 125, Lot 932

"The Annual Report of the Commissioner of the General Land Office", General Land Office

Subject: Exploration and Surveys, United States

Period: 1844 (dated)

Publication: Senate Doc. 7, 28th Congress, 2d Session

Color: Black & White

5.5 x 9 inches
14 x 22.9 cm

This early annual report contains eight maps detailing the progress of public surveys in the United States. The first is an untitled (the letter K is at top) map of the United States that shows Texas as an Independent Republic. The next maps are Sketch of Public Surveys in Michigan; Sketch of the Public Surveys in Wisconsin Territory; Sketch of the Public Surveys in Iowa Territory; Diagram of the State of Missouri; Arkansas; and Diagram of the State of Alabama. The final map, A Map of the Peninsula of Florida Shewing the present field of Surveying in the Territory is an early look at the region below the panhandle. The map indicates very little surveying has been accomplished to date. The surveyed areas include most of the northern regions plus some around the Espiritu Santo Bay area. The entire southern portion and most of the interior is blank save for the delineation of swamps and lakes. The map was drawn on October 28th, 1844 by V.Y. Conway, Sr. General. All are still bound into original report by George M. Bibb, Secretary of the Treasury, to the Hon. W.P. Magnum, President pro tem. of the U.S. Senate. A great collection of maps in remarkable condition.


Condition: A

All of the maps are fine (grade A+) except for Alabama which has some very light fold toning, grade B+. The disbound report pages vary between clean and bright to moderate toning or offsetting.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/24/2008