Auction 130, Lot 255

"Map of the Black Hills From a reconnaissance by Capt. William Ludlow Corps. of Engineers and maps of Warren and Raynolds", U.S. War Department

Subject: South Dakota

Period: 1874 (dated)

Publication: Report of a Reconnaissance of the Black Hills of Dakota

Color: Black & White

Size:
23.5 x 38 inches
59.7 x 96.5 cm

A large map drawn by Sergeant C. Becker and one of three maps resulting from Custer's Expedition with additional geography from the maps of Warren and Raynolds. It covers the Black Hills between the Belle Fourche or North Fork of the Cheyenne River to the South Fork of the Cheyenne. Drawn on a scale of 3 miles=1 inch. Topography is nicely developed with portions of Warren's route of 1857 and that of Raynold's in 1859 shown. This expedition led to a discovery of gold and the subsequent Gold Rush into the Black Hills.

References: Wheat (TMW) #1249.

Condition: B+

Issued folding, the fine example is pressed and backed with archival tissue to support one fold line weakness, and a little fold toning. Otherwise a very nice example on clean paper with original margins and a good impression.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/2/2009

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