Auction 128, Lot 280

"United States. Western States, including California, Oregon, Utah, Washington, New Mexico, Nebraska, Kansas, Indian Territory &c.", Black, Adam & Charles

Subject: Western United States

Period: 1861-62 (circa)

Publication: Black's General Atlas

Color: Printed Color

Size:
22 x 16.5 inches
55.9 x 41.9 cm

This Scottish-produced map focuses on the early territorial configurations in the West. Washington and Oregon extend to the Continental Divide, the huge Nebraska Territory from the Canadian border to the newly formed Dacotah at the Missouri River. The oversized Kansas Territory stretches to the Rocky Mountains. The Confederate Territory of Arizona lies beneath New Mexico Territory, between Texas to California. Utah and Nevada have a rare configuration as the bounday line deviates from vertical near Sevier Lake and follows the Virgin River south-southwestward. The map is filled with detail including forts, Indian Lands, topographical and watershed, etc. Using an early technique, it is " Printed in Colours by Fr. Schenck, Edinburgh."

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Condition: B+

A little darkening at centerfold.

Estimate: $220 - $275

Sold for: $170

Closed on 5/20/2009

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