Auction 140, Lot 208

"[Lot of 16 - Alaska Maps and Prints]", U.S. Department of Interior

Subject: Alaska

Period: 1880 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

See Description

This lot includes 2 large maps, 6 smaller maps and 8 colored prints of Alaska which were included in the 10th Census report. The maps were completed by Ivan Petrof, who was the special agent to Alaska for the Census, and includes the topographical Map of Alaska and Adjoining Regions and the ethnographical Map of Alaska and Adjoining Regions…Showing the Distribution of Native Tribes. These two measure 30.5 x 23.7". The 6 smaller maps (9 x 7") focus on the distribution of wildlife across the state including beavers, bears, foxes and minks. The colored prints (7.5 x 5.5"), show various native scenes including "Mahlemute Man and Woman", "Kuskokvagmute Male Summer Dress" and "Beluga Hunter and Dwellings."


Condition: B+

The two large maps have a few small stains in the image and a few minute splits at fold intersections. The smaller maps and prints are very good with some light even-age toning and an occasional tiny spot.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/23/2012