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Auction 132, Lot 301

"Map No. 1 From the Valley of Green River to the Great Salt Lake", U.S. War Department

Subject: Utah and Wyoming

Period: 1855 (dated)

Publication: U.S. Pacific Railroad Surveys

Color: Black & White

18 x 20.5 inches
45.7 x 52.1 cm
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Extremely detailed map with very fine hachure to indicate mountainous elevations. The map extends from Brown's Hole east of today's Vernal to the Great Salt Lake and south to below Fillmore. Locates the Emigrant Road to California. Several Proposed Railroad lines are shown. One crosses the Green River near Black's Fork, continues past Fort Bridger (Wyoming) and along the Weber River to Ogden City where it turns south. Another railroad leaves the Wasatch Mountains via Timpanogas Canyon, and another heads west from the Oquirrh Mountains. Wheat considers this an excellent map "due in large part to Egloffstein's work as Topographer for the Route."

References: Wheat (TMW) #822.

Condition: B

Issued folding, now tissue backed to strengthen a couple folds. Toned along folds.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $75

Closed on 6/2/2010