Auction 159, Lot 243

"Map of Colorado", Wangersheim, William

Subject: Colorado

Period: 1889 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
26 x 16.3 inches
66 x 41.4 cm

This rare map of Colorado is identical to the H.R. Page issue, but does not include his copyright. The map shows great detail of the new state, particularly in the mining areas. The numerous railroads are well delineated and named including many small gauge rails related to the intense mining activity of the day. Includes counties, cities and towns, post offices, and mountains shown in hachure. The watershed is particularly well developed with scores of creeks and rivers named. Surrounded by a banknote-style decorative border.

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Condition: A

An attractive example with faint offsetting of just the map border.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/14/2016

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