Auction 151, Lot 198

"A Diagram of the State of Alabama", General Land Office

Subject: Alabama

Period: 1840 (dated)

Publication: Senate Doc. 61, 26th , 2nd Session

Color: Hand Color

11.7 x 22.6 inches
29.7 x 57.4 cm

An early state map that shows surveying progress to 1840. There is no county development, but the settlements of Mobile, Montgomery, Cahaba, St. Stephens, Demopolis, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa, and Sparta are located. Large Indian Cession lands are shown including those of the Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Cherokee. Huntsville is located in the Old Madison County. Signed in the plate, "Surveyor's Office, Florence Alabama 25th. January 1840. Jas. H. Weakley Surveyor General of the Public Lands in Alabama." Engraved by W.J. Stone.

References: Claussen & Friis #371.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with a hint of offsetting and faint scattered foxing mostly concentrated along the folds on the map's top half.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/19/2014