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Auction 156, Lot 232

"[Lot of 5] Territory of Idaho [and] Washington Territory [and] Territory of Dakota [and] State of Minnesota [and] State of Wisconsin", General Land Office

Subject: Western United States

Period: 1878-79 (dated)

Publication: Sen. Ex. Doc. 120

Color: Black & White

See Description

This lot of 5 maps shows the proposed course of the Northern Pacific Railroad from Lake Superior to Washington Territory with amendments as of 1879 (excluding Montana). In addition to the railroad detail, the map locates land offices, townships, cities, towns and military reservations. The map of Washington Territory includes an interesting note stating that the northern portion of the territory was “Reserved for Chief Moses and his people, and such other friendly Indians as may elect to settle here with the consent of, Chief Moses and the Secretary of the Interior.” Drawn by C. Roeser, Principal Draughtsman.

A. Territory of Idaho, dated 1879 (13.8 x 21.1").
B. Washington Territory, dated 1879 (21.1 x 15.9").
C. Territory of Dakota, dated 1879 (17.8 x 21.0").
D. State of Minnesota, dated 1879 (16.7 x 21.1").
E. State of Wisconsin, dated 1878 (18.1 x 19.9").


Condition: A

Issued folding on clean sheets with a few tiny edge tears confined to the left blank margin closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/17/2016