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Auction 151, Lot 256

"Montana Territory", General Land Office

Subject: Montana

Period: 1887 (dated)

Publication: Senate Doc. 58, 52nd Congress, 1st Session

Color: Printed Color

39 x 26 inches
99.1 x 66 cm

This is the uncommon large edition map that shows in great detail the extent of public surveys in Montana just two years before attaining statehood in 1889. Hydrology and topography are well developed on this colorful map. The map shows Indian reservations (Blackfeet, Flathead etc.), military posts (Forts - Assiniboine, Keogh, Maginnis, Custer, Camp Baker, etc.) and the completed and proposed railroads. Also locates Custer Hill, Custer's Monument, and the Reno battlefield; and Yellowstone National Park in its entirety with major features identified. Remarkable detail throughout on a scale of 1 inch to 15 miles. Extensive legend identifies land offices, Surveyor Generals Office, county seats, towns, villages and railroad stations, railroads (completed and proposed), military reservations, Indian reservations, railroad land grant limits, etc.


Condition: B+

A colorful example issued folding with light color offsetting and several splits along the folds at bottom mostly closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $800

Closed on 11/19/2014