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Auction 135, Lot 212

"Route of the Mormon Pioneers from Nauvoo to Great Salt Lake",

Subject: Central & Western United States - Utah

Period: 1899 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
28.8 x 8.5 inches
73.2 x 21.6 cm

This is a stunning chromolithographed bird's-eye view/map detailing the "Route of the Mormon Pioneers from Nauvoo to Great Salt Lake. Feb'y 1846." The view includes scenes along the bottom integrated into the map depicting wagon trains, circled wagons at night, Indian Tepees, the Mormon Battalion, and other western scenery. The map locates places of interest in Mormon history including the Carthage Jail, 1844. This advertising piece was issued by The New Wilson European Hotel, Salt Lake City, with text and views on verso. It self folds into covers (4 x 8.5") titled "The New Wilson European Hotel, A. Fred Wey. The Most Up-To-Date Hotel in the West" with logo and image of the hotel in red and gray. Copyright 1899 by Millroy & Hayes, but this edition has red overprinting on cover "Opened April 1903." This example has an old heart shaped sticker for the Albany Hotel in Denver affixed to back cover. An uncommon issue.

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Condition: B+

The map and text are near fine with two short fold splits at edge.

Estimate: $200 - $400

Sold for: $850

Closed on 2/16/2011

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