"[Lot of 3] Section of Map of the States of Kansas and Texas and Indian Territory, with Parts of the Territories of Colorado and New Mexico... [and] General Topographical Map. Sheet XXIV [and] General Topographical Map. Sheet XXV", U.S. War Department
Subject: South Central United States
Period: 1867 (dated)
Publication: Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies
Color: Printed Color
27.7 x 16.7 inches
70.4 x 42.4 cm
This lot consists of Plates CXIX, CLIX, and CLX from The Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies 1861-1865, which was published from 1891 to 1895. Lithography by Julius Bien & Co. Size varies slightly.
Plate CXIX, Section of Map of the States of Kansas and Texas and Indian Territory, with Parts of the Territories of Colorado and New Mexico..., is an excellent map of the region showing considerable detail. Topography and hydrology are nicely developed. Two tables provide lists of stations and authorities with many army posts and exploration routes traced on the map. Numerous Indian Reservations are delineated in Kansas and the plains between the settled regions of Kansas and Denver are shown to be the territory of the Cheyennes and Arapahoes. The map provides an excellent view of the various emigrant roads in the region.
Plate CLIX, General Topographical Map. Sheet XXIV, centers on the meeting point of Indian Territory, Texas, and Arkansas. The following plate, General Topographical Map. Sheet XXV, covers the region directly north of the previous sheet, stretching from the northern parts of Indian Territory and Arkansas up to southern Kansas and Missouri. Both show excellent topographical detail, waterways, towns, military sites, railroads, and Indian lands.
Other than some minor offsetting on the third sheet, the maps are in fine condition.