Auction 126, Lot 215

"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 rivers and towns of the gold region in California well shown. 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 and the Emigrant route. Published by J.H. Colton, No. 172, William Street, New York.

References: Wagner & Camp #67:14.

Condition: A

Fine example except for some very light offsetting at top. Folded as issued, a very nice example.

Estimate: $220 - $275


Closed on 12/3/2008