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Auction 132, Lot 302

"Map of Utah Territory Representing the Extent of the Irrigable, Timber and Pasture Lands", U.S. Department of Interior

Subject: Utah

Period: 1878 (dated)

Publication: HR Doc 73, 45th Cong., 2nd Sess.

Color: Hand Color

28.5 x 36 inches
72.4 x 91.4 cm

A colorful, graphic map that shows the populated regions of the territory; leaving off the arid portion west of the Great Salt Lake and the region south of the Colorado River. The map represents the extent of farm, lumber and pasture lands within the territory. It also details railroads, wagon roads, trails, telegraph lines, towns, forts, and county seats, plus topographic features and hydrography. Elevation information is given through finely done hachure. The map was compiled from several earlier important surveys including those of Wheeler, King, and Hayden. This large, handsome map was published in John Wesley Powell's Report on the Lands of the Arid Region of the United States, with a more detailed account of the land of Utah.

References: Moffat #151; Wheat #1290.

Condition: A

Folded, as issued. Backed with archival tissue to strengthen the folds. There is some minor paper loss in the blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/2/2010