Auction 137, Lot 282

"Map Showing the Distribution of the Indian Tribes of California…", U.S. Department of Interior

Subject: California

Period: 1877 (dated)

Publication: Tribes of California

Color: Printed Color

22.5 x 25.5 inches
57.2 x 64.8 cm

This large, colorful and historically important map was compiled under the direction of J.W. Powell. It is from Volume III - Contributions to North American Ethnology of Steven Powers' report. Powers is considered California's first Ethnologist. This map is a detailed examination of the Indian tribes throughout the state. The extensive legend provides the key to the coloring of the tribes, which identifies nineteen Linguistic Stocks. There is good detail of the existing railroads between Ft. Yuma and the Los Angeles area, and up the central valley to Sacramento and north to end at Shasta. This colorful map was drawn by H. Lindenkohl and lithographed by the venerable firm of Julius Bien.


Condition: B+

Nice bright impression. There are a few clean fold separations that have been closed with archival tape on verso (one has not been closed) and very light offsetting.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/14/2011