Catalog Archive
Auction 151, Lot 307

"Wyoming. Compiled by Permission from Official Records in U.S. Land Office", Holt, G.L.

Subject: Wyoming

Period: 1883 (dated)

Publication: HR Exec Doc 1, 49th Congress 1st Sess.

Color: Printed Color

24 x 20.5 inches
61 x 52.1 cm

This rarely seen map was originally published in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Issued four years before statehood, it delineates only eight counties. Topography and hydrology are well developed, shows Yellowstone National Park, Shoshone Indian Reservation, towns, railroads, telegraph lines, common roads, and the areas containing coal and gypsum. In 1883 the cattle industry comprised 90% of all commerce, but the brutal winter of 1886-87 dealt a disastrous setback to this limited economy and contributed to delaying statehood. Blevins calls this "fantastic" map the most detailed and accurate of the period because of its scale and sources. Drawn by Frank & Fred Bond and printed by N. Peters, Photo-Lithographers, Washington, D.C.

References: Wheat (TMW) #916; Blevins #426.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with light toning along a few folds and two short fold separations confined to the blank margins closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 11/19/2014