Auction 126, Lot 230

"Geological Map of the Route explored by Lt. A.W. Whipple…From the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean 1853-1854", Whipple, Amiel Weekes

Subject: Southwestern United States

Period: 1859 (published)

Publication: U.S. Pacific Railroad Surveys

Color: Hand Color

Size:
36.7 x 8 inches
93.2 x 20.3 cm

Very colorful map details the country from Memphis across the West to the small town of Los Angeles. The underlying geology surveyed by the notable geologist, Jules Marcou, is delineated and color-coded with an index. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad later ran along the western part of this survey. A few cities are located along the way; Helena, Napoleon, Vicksburg, Pine Bluff, Little Rock, Fort Smith, San Antonio, Fort Defiance and Needles.

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Condition: B+

Folding as issued with a few light stains.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/3/2008

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