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Auction 157, Lot 763

"Report of the Secretary of the Treasury, Communicating The Annual Report of the Commissioner of the General Land Office", General Land Office

Subject: Exploration & Surveys, United States

Period: 1848 (published)

Publication: Senate Doc. 2, 30th Congress, 2nd Session

Color: Black & White

5.5 x 9 inches
14 x 22.9 cm

This early annual report from the Land Office contains six maps detailing the progress of public surveys in the United States. Includes 191 pages of text, numerous folding tables, and the following maps:

A. A Sketch of the Public Surveys in Indiana (10 x 17.5")
B. Sketch of the Public Surveys in Wisconsin (20.1 x 17.4")
C. Sketch of the Public Surveys in Iowa (22.2 x 17.5")
D. Diagram of the State of Illinois (11.8 x 21")
E. Diagram of the State of Missouri (22.3 x 17.7")
F. A Plat Exhibiting the State of the Surveys in the State of Florida (24.8 x 22.2")

Hardbound in full leather with gilt title label on spine.


Condition: B+

The maps are very good to near fine with just an occasional spot and a few short binding tears. The maps appear to have only been opened a few times. Report text is also very good with a few faint spots and light toning along the fore-edge of the text block. Front hinge is perished with the front cover nearly detached. The covers and spine are rubbed and chipped.

Estimate: $140 - $170


Closed on 5/4/2016