Auction 126, Lot 345

"Map of the Great Salt Lake and Adjacent Country in the Territory of Utah [on sheet with] The Great Salt Lake (Mormon) City and Surrounding Country (on an Enlarged Scale)", Weller, Edward

Subject: Utah

Period: 1860 (circa)

Publication: Weekly Dispatch Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12 x 17 inches
30.5 x 43.2 cm

Two maps on one sheet, each with its own border. The upper map covers the region from the Great Salt Lake and Lake Utah east to Vernal and the Ashley Creek area (unnamed) and Fort Bridger in the north. Salt Lake City is shown as a block plan. Ogden City is located, but Logan does not yet appear. Fort Utah is on the eastern shore of Lake Utah. The lower map is centered on Salt Lake City and features much more detail. The city plan clearly shows its rectangular grid layout and wide streets as designed by Brigham Young. The Welsh Settlement is shown to the southwest on the other side of the Jordan River. Both show mountains in hachure and good detail of watershed. Lithographed by Day & Son. Drawn and engraved by Edward Weller of Bloomsbury. The map was issued as a supplement to the Sunday Weekly Dispatch of July 11th, 1858.

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Condition: B+

Very nice, with good impression and original hand coloring. Hint of toning along upper portion of fold.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Unsold

Closed on 12/3/2008

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