Auction 145, Lot 269

"Montana Territory", General Land Office

Subject: Montana

Period: 1879 (dated)

Publication: Sen. Ex. Doc. 120, 46th Congress

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21 x 15 inches
53.3 x 38.1 cm

Extremely uncommon map of territorial Montana showing the amended and proposed routes of the Northern Pacific Railroad as well as Indian reservations and dates of treaties. The map is filled with topographical detail, and includes excellent information on the extent of surveying and settlement with many towns named. The site of the Battle of Little Bighorn (1876) is located by the presence of Fort Custer at the confluence of the Big Horn and Custer Rivers. Yellowstone National Park was created in 1872, and the northern border is shown on the bottom of the map. Montana was admitted into the Union in 1889.

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Condition: B+

Issued folding, now pressed, with light toning along folds and archival repairs to several tiny holes at fold intersections.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $230

Closed on 6/12/2013

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