Auction 126, Lot 309

"Montana Territory", General Land Office

Subject: Montana

Period: 1887 (dated)

Publication: Senate Doc. 58, 52nd Congress, 1st Session

Color: Printed Color

Size:
39 x 26 inches
99.1 x 66 cm

This is the uncommon large edition map that shows in great detail the extent of public surveys in Montana at this time in its history - it was admitted as a state in 1889. Hydrology and topography are well developed on this colorful map. The map shows Indian reservations (Blackfeet, Flathead etc.), military posts (Forts - Assiniboine, Keogh, Maginnis, Custer, Camp Baker, etc.) and the completed and proposed railroads; locates Custer Hill, Custer's Monument, and the Reno battlefield; shows Yellowstone National Park in its entirety with major features. Remarkable detail throughout on a scale of 1 inch to 15 miles. Extensive legend identifies land offices, Surveyor Generals Office, county seats, towns, villages and railroad stations, railroads (completed and proposed), military reservations, Indian reservations, railroad land grant limits, etc.

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Condition: B+

This example has fine, strong color and impression on a full sheet with wide margins. Folding as issued. A little offsetting from strong color and one fold intersection split.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $190

Closed on 12/3/2008

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