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Auction 132, Lot 312

"[Lot of 2 - Washington]",

Subject: Washington

Period: 1847-1873 (published)



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1)Strait of Juan de Fuca Surveyed by Captain Henry Kellett 1847 … Haro & Rosario Straits by Captain G.H. Richards … Admiralty Inlet and Puget Sound by the United States Exploring Expedition, 1841…, black & white, (33.8 x 22.2"). This uncommon lithographed chart details the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Admiralty Inlet, Puget Sound and the waters in the vicinity of the San Juan Islands. It includes an inset chart "Continuation of Admiralty Inlet and Puget Sound." Details on the map include thousands of soundings given in fathoms, hachuring of the mountains surrounding the strait, with numerous Indian tribal lands located and named. A few settlements are noted: Victoria, Olympia, Fort Nisqually, Fort Steilcoom, and Seattle. This is a very early mention of Seattle, which was not incorporated until 1865. The incorporation was disbanded in 1867 due to unrest and was not permanently renewed for another two years. Much of the map's cartography is credited to the U.S. Exploring Expeditions of 1841 and 1853. The map is dated 1858, but a note that states "Magnetic Variation in 1866" indicates this is a revised edition from the late 1860s. Dark impression and full margins. Folding as issued, lightly toned on folds, darker on vertical ones with some archival tape on fold lines on verso . (B+)

2)Washington Sound and Approaches Washington Territory, by U.S. Coast Survey, printed color, (16.2 x 17.5"). The map shows the U.S. and U.K. boundary claims in the waterways between Washington Territory and Vancouver Island. It is one of several maps published in the House of Representatives documents on the Berlin Arbitration of 1873 when the Kaiser settled on the Western Line in favor of the American claim. This is the edition published without the boundary lines drawn in. Very lightly toned at one fold. Archival tape on a couple folds on verso for support. (B+)



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Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $190

Closed on 6/2/2010