Auction 132, Lot 215

"Map of Alaska", Fort Dearborn Pub. Co.

Subject: Alaska

Period: 1897 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
20.2 x 12 inches
51.3 x 30.5 cm

This Alaska gold rush-era folding pocket map in original tan pocket wrappers was issued by Wm. W. Hart & Co., New York, importers, exporters, dealers and manufactures of Esquimaux Fur Suits and waterproof fur-lined sleeping bags. Map folds up showing title panel on verso Correct Map of Alaska and Klondike. The verso is mostly blank except for the upper 1/3 showing photographic examples of Hart & Co. products. The cover has the tease "You will find gold If you can stand the cold." A great advertising map aimed at the Alaskan gold rush market.

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Condition: A

Near fine example with no flaws save a short fold split in marginal at right. Covers also fine.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $75

Closed on 6/2/2010

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