Auction 156, Lot 317

"[Maps in Report] Plan of the Battlefield of the Four Lakes Sept. 1st 1858…[and] Plan of Col. Steptoe's Battlefield on the Ingossomen Creek, May15th, 16th & 17th, 1858", U.S. War Department

Subject: Washington, Spokane Indian Wars

Period: 1858 (published)

Publication: Sen. Ex. Doc No. 32, 35th Cong, 2nd Sess.

Color: Hand Color

Size:
6.2 x 9.4 inches
15.7 x 23.9 cm

Indian wars in Washington Territory were a constant threat during the years following the 1846 division of the Oregon Country from British North America. With the discovery of gold near Colville, Indian hostilities were renewed in the Spokane War of 1858. The first map (12.3 x 16") depicts the decisive defeat of the Indians at Four Lakes and Spokane Plains. The second (uncolored, 9.8 x 11.5") illustrates the Indian successes against Col. Steptoe's forces. Both maps were prepared under the direction of Lieut. John Mullan of the 2nd Artillery. The maps are still bound into the original 82-page report. Rebound in blue and white floral patterned paper boards with marbled endpapers.

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Condition: B+

The maps are lightly toned with faint offsetting and two short binding tears at left that just enter the map images. Text is clean and bright and the binding is excellent.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/17/2016

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