Auction 150, Lot 202

"Report from the Secretary of the Treasury, Communicating the Annual Report of the Commissioner of the General Land Office", General Land Office

Subject: Central, Southern United States

Period: 1841 (published)

Publication: Sen Ex. Doc. 22, 27th Cong., 2nd Sess.

Color: Black & White

Size:
5.8 x 9 inches
14.7 x 22.9 cm

This original report (116 pp.) contains eleven early maps by the General Land Office including:

Diagram of the State of Missouri, 1841 (21 x 17"). Shows the entire state with townships. Major towns are located.

Diagram of the State of Illinois (12 x 21.5"). Shows the entire state with townships. Major towns are located.

Sketch of the Public Surveys in Iowa Territory (7 x 10"). By W.J. Stone, this map is centered on Iowa City and locates Salem, Bloomfield, Elkford, Davenport, etc. Good watershed detail and the progress of surveys is indicated.

Sketch of the Public Surveys in the Northern Part of Michigan (15 x 17.8"). By W.J. Stone, this map locates Grand Traverse Bay, Saginaw Bay, Mackinaw Island and shows good watershed detail north from the Kalamazoo River.

[Four maps of Louisiana] Map of the South Western District (10 x 13.5") ; South Eastern District (10 x 8") ; Map of the District North of Red River (9.5 x 8.5") ; and St. Helena District (8 x 5"). Each township is noted.

Diagram of he Surveying District South of Tennessee (11 x 16.5"). Centered on Jackson, the map names Grand Gulf, Natches, Vicksburg, Granada, and Columbus. Good detail of the Pascagoula, Pearl, Big Black and Yallobusha rivers. Locates the Choctaw Cession of 1830 and the Old Choctaw Boundary.

A Plat Exhibiting the State of the Survey in the Territory of Florida (23 x 10"). This early, interesting map shows the status of public land surveys in the Eastern and Western Land Districts of the Florida Panhandle. The boundary of the Forbes Purchase is shown. St. Augustine, Amelia Island, and Tallahassee are named. From the Surveyors Office in Tallahassee by Robert Butler Survey General Territory of Florida.

Arkansas (17 x 15"). This map shows the status of public land surveys in the state as of September 30, 1840.

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Condition: B+

There is very light scattered foxing to some of the maps, otherwise clean and bright. Text is generally clean with the front page loose.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/17/2014

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