Auction 129, Lot 345

"The Matthews-Northrup Up-to-Date Map of Utah", Matthews-Northrup Co

Subject: Utah

Period: 1893 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

9.5 x 12 inches
24.1 x 30.5 cm

A rarely seen pocket map produced by the same company that created the Century Atlases in the period 1897-1905, with the same remarkably precise engraving and coloring style. It shows the counties, topography, roads, railroads, cities, towns and the progress of the public surveys. A short history, description and index appears on the verso. The map folds into small red, embossed paper covers (2.2 x 5.3") noting this is part of the "indexed vest-pocket series." This was part of Matthew-Northrup's attempt to compete with Rand, McNally's vest pocket series. Evidently the project was not a commercial success, as these maps are very scarce today.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $120 - $180

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/23/2009