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Auction 157, Lot 253

"Sketch Map of Alaska Showing the Location of the Trading Posts of the Alaska Commercial Co. Season of 1888",

Subject: Alaska

Period: 1888 (dated)

Publication: House Reports, 50th Congress, 2nd Session

Color: Black & White

18.3 x 14.3 inches
46.5 x 36.3 cm

This map shows the location of stations, trading posts, and employee rosters working for the Alaska Commercial Company in 1888. Posts are located in the more remote coastline regions of the state including the Aleutian Islands and western Alaska where wide access to goods is more challenging. The Alaska Commercial Company was formed in 1868, shortly after the United States' purchase of the territory, and is still Alaska's largest rural retailer.


Condition: B+

Issued folding with light toning, a couple of minor spots, and one tiny split at a fold intersection.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $50

Closed on 5/4/2016