Auction 140, Lot 144

"United States", Johnston, T. Ruddiman

Subject: United States

Period: 1885 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

38 x 45 inches
96.5 x 114.3 cm

This attractive wall map was published for J.L. Smith in Philadelphia by T. Ruddiman Johnston in Edinburgh, Scotland. The map shows a mostly current configuration, with "public lands" occupying the panhandle of Oklahoma, which is marked Indian Territory. The area between New Mexico and Texas is noted as "Staked Plains." At lower left is an inset of Alaska, and all of Mexico is shown. Rollers are present and attached.


Condition: B+

Overall very good for a wall map. There is some minor cracking and tears along the top roller, some of which have been repaired with paper tape on verso. Publisher imprint has been pasted on top of the sheet.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $75

Closed on 5/23/2012