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Auction 150, Lot 255

"Map of the Theatre of the Indian War, Showing the Location of the Battles of June 17 and 25",

Subject: Montana

Period: 1876 (dated)

Publication: The Daily Graphic

Color: Black & White

12.3 x 15.6 inches
31.2 x 39.6 cm
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This is one of the earliest, if not the earliest, detailed map to display the area and events leading up to the Battle of the Little Big Horn in which Custer and 267 of his men were killed. The map is still bound in the July 8th, 1876 complete issue of Graphic Magazine and includes a description of the battle and the events leading up to it. It was compiled from a War Department map of Captain Raynolds and Lieutenant Maynadier with the location of the two battles and General Terry's camp superimposed over it. Details of the battles were slow to reach the East Coast so the map and accompanying article likely represents the best attempt at the time to shed light on these two battles.

In addition to the map, there are several other illustrations within the newspaper including an impressive double-page sketch of the centennial celebration in Philadelphia.


Condition: B+

Overall very good condition for newsprint with some light toning along sheet edges and a few edge chips and tears.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/17/2014