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Auction 135, Lot 241

"Arkansas", Bradford, Thomas Gamaliel

Subject: Arkansas

Period: 1838 (dated)

Publication: An Illustrated Atlas, Geological, Statistical, and Historical…

Color: Hand Color

14.3 x 11.1 inches
36.3 x 28.2 cm

This copper engraved map was made two years after Arkansas became a state. County development is circa 1835 as several 1836 changes are not on the map; Miller is shown in the southwest, and Washington has not yet lost territory to Madison and Benton counties. Shows good topographical, geographical and political detail. The counties are individually hand colored. Part of Missouri Territory is shown but not hand colored. Not a single railroad line is located in this early statehood map. Engraved by G.W. Boynton and published in Boston by Weeks, Jordan & Co.


Condition: A

Fine example with original color, nice impression and full margins. There is a tiny rust stain in St. Francis county, else fine.

Estimate: $200 - $250


Closed on 2/16/2011