Auction 136, Lot 243

One of the foundation maps for the western United States

"Map of the United States and Their Territories Between the Mississippi and the Pacific Ocean and Part of Mexico Compiled from Surveys…", Emory, William Hemsley

Subject: Western United States and Mexico

Period: 1857-58 (dated)

Publication: Mexican Boundary Survey

Color: Black & White

Size:
22.8 x 20.2 inches
57.9 x 51.3 cm

This map is one of the foundation maps for the western United States and represents the culmination of fifty years of government explorations. Starting with Lewis and Clark, there were numerous official and unofficial surveys and explorations, all adding to the pool of knowledge presented here. While large sections are still labeled "unexplored territory," Emory fitted these fragments together with the information gathered during his surveys into a reasonably correct cartographic picture of the West. This map shows large, transitional territories of Nebraska, Kansas, New Mexico, Utah, Oregon, Washington and Minnesota. It was drawn by Thomas Jekyll under the supervision of Lt. Nathaniel Michler of the Topographical Engineers. Lt. Michler worked with his counterpart representing Mexico, Captain Francisco Jiménez, to survey between Nogales and Yuma including the area south of Arivaca.

References: Wheat (TMW) #916.

Condition: B+

Folding as issued with slight offsetting and fold toning. Repaired tear in left border with the normal binding trim in the margin.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $450

Closed on 6/1/2011

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