Auction 160, Lot 226

"Map of the Route Pursued by the Late Expedition Under the Command of Col. S.W. Kearny, U.S. 1st Dragoons", Franklin, William Buell [Lt.]

Subject: Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri

Period: 1845 (dated)

Publication: Report of a Summer Campaign to the Rocky Mountains...

Color: Black & White

13.1 x 8 inches
33.3 x 20.3 cm

This is an early and historical map of the region included in the uncommon H.R. Document #2. Part of this map is based on Fremont's map of 1843. It covers the region between the Arkansas and Platte Rivers, and extends westward to South Pass and the Green River. The dragoons departed Ft. Leavenworth and marched to South Pass via the Oregon Trail and returned 99 days later via the Arkansas River route, a distance of 2,200 miles over the tough western terrain. Engraved by the firm of Smith & McClelland.

References: cf. Wagner-Camp #117; Wheat (TMW) #495.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with some light offsetting and a couple tiny worm holes that are only visible when held to light.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/16/2016