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Auction 157, Lot 238

"Map to Illustrate Capt. Bonneville's Adventures Among the Rocky Mountains", Putnam/Colton

Subject: Western United States

Period: 1849 (dated)

Publication: Irving's Adventures of Captain Bonneville

Color: Black & White

18.6 x 11.6 inches
47.2 x 29.5 cm

This interesting map is based on Fremont's map. The region west of the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean is delineated with the rivers and towns of the gold region in California well shown. The expedition route described is that of Captain Benjamin Bonneville who explored the American West from 1832-1836. The expedition party traveled parallel to the course of the Snake and the Columbia Rivers, going as far as Fort Walla Walla before turning back. Fremont's route through California is shown, as well as Kearny's route along the Gila River and the Emigrant route.

References: Wagner-Camp #67:14.

Condition: B

Issued folding with light toning along the folds, light scattered foxing, and a 5.5" binding tear at right that has been repaired on verso with old paper.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $130

Closed on 5/4/2016