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Auction 156, Lot 220

"Map of Nebraska from Explorations of Lt. G.K. Warren Topl. Engrs. in 1855, 56, & 57, and Other Authorities", U.S. War Department

Subject: Central United States

Period: 1857 (circa)

Publication: Sen. Ex. Doc. No. 1, 35th Congress, 2nd Session

Color: Black & White

10.1 x 9.2 inches
25.7 x 23.4 cm

This map of the northwestern Great Plains covers the region from Lake of the Woods to the Rocky Mountains, and from the Canadian border south to the Arkansas River. It is based upon explorations of the region by Warren as well as other sources including the Government Land Office, Pacific Railroad Surveys, Stansbury and Fremont. A large "unexplored" area occupies the region above the Black Hills with several routes in the vicinity that "should be examined" heading west. Along the top of the map is Governor Stevens' proposed northern railroad from Ft. Ripley to Lewis Pass. Issued in the Annual Report of the Office of Explorations and Surveys.

References: Wheat (TMW) #937.

Condition: B

Backed with tissue to reinforce and repair a 1.25" tear just outside of the left neatline in the Great Salt Lake and one tiny split at a fold intersection. Light toning along the folds and faint offsetting. Small binding trim at lower left replaced with old paper.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $220

Closed on 2/17/2016