Auction 160, Lot 307

Prominently Shows Railroad Land Grants

"Colton's Nebraska", Colton, G.W. & C.B.

Subject: Nebraska

Period: 1875 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

26.2 x 15.4 inches
66.5 x 39.1 cm

This separately issued map of Nebraska prominently features land grants that were issued to the Union Pacific Railroad Company. A smaller version of this map was first issued in 1870 as part of the Union Pacific's "Guide to the Union Pacific Railroad Lands 12,000,000 Acres 3,000,000 Acres in Central and Eastern Nebraska Now for Sale" and went through numerous editions. In addition to the land grants, the map shows the extent of surveying in the state, county development, railroads, and the river systems. A publisher's note at lower left indicates that land is "sold on five and ten years credit, with interest at six percent, a discount of ten percent for cash..."


Condition: B

Issued folding and now flattened and backed with tissue to reinforce and repair numerous separations along the folds with minor loss of image.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $200

Closed on 11/16/2016