Auction 136, Lot 256

"[Lot of 4 - Southwest U.S.]", Petermann, Augustus Herman

Subject: United States - Southwestern

Period: 1875-1881 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

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1. Lieut. Wheeler's Expedition in California, Nevada, Arizona, 1875, from Petermann's Geographische Mittheilungen, 1876, (12 x 9.3"). The map centers on the Mojave Desert and shows the areas measured by Lieutenants Birnie, Wheeler, and Whipple, as well as the route of Lieutenant Bergland's Division through the desert. Condition: Original color with light toning along top blank margin. Short fold separations at top and bottom, not entering map image. (A)

2. Karte zur Ubersicht der Verbretiung der Indianer-Stamme in Californien, from Petermann's Geographische Mittheilungen, 1879, (9.8 x 12.3"). This map depicts the territories of various Indian tribes throughout California, and indicates that those tribes with Egyptian characters (such as "Mo'-Dok") are the most important tribes. Condition: Issued folding with original color. (A)

3. Reduction Topographischer Aufnahmen im Sud-Western der Vereinn Staaten unter Wheeler und Hayden, 1869 bis 1876, from Petermann's Geographische Mittheilungen, 1881, (12.5 x 10.2"). This map depicts in great detail the topographical surveys of the southwest conducted by Wheeler and Hayden. Condition: Original color with faint toning along top and bottom margins. (B+)

4. Die Vereinigten Staaten von Nord-Amerika in 6 Blattern, from Stieler's Hand Atlas, 1873, (16 x 13.2"). Remarkable detail of Arizona and parts of California, New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado and Mexico. Mountains shown via hachure. Condition: Original outline color with a few light spots that do not distract. Damp stain in lower blank margin just outside of neatline. (B+)



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Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/1/2011