Auction 161, Lot 270

"[Lot of 3] Yosemite National Park Showing Boundaries Established by Act of Congress... [and] Map of the Yosemite National Park Prepared for Use of U.S. Troops... [and] Yosemite National Park California",

Subject: Yosemite, California

Period: 1896-1906 (circa)

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A. Yosemite National Park Showing Boundaries Established by Act of Congress Approved June 11, 1906, by General Land Office, dated 1906, printed color (27.1 x 24.6"). This colorful map illustrates the new boundaries of Yosemite National Park with the incorporation of the Yosemite Grant near the middle of the park and the Big Tree Grant at bottom. It contains considerable detail on a scale of 2 miles to the inch. A legend provides an explanation of symbols including existing and suggested trails and roads and patrol stations. Condition: Light toning along the folds. (B+)

B. Map of the Yosemite National Park Prepared for Use of U.S. Troops..., by U.S. Army, dated 1896, black & white (19.8 x 16.3"). This very detailed and important map was made shortly after the establishment of Yosemite as a protected park in 1890. During this period, the Army's Fifth Cavalry Regiment controlled the park, and this map was made for their use. The map is filled with information on trails, cabins, camps and meticulous notes on topography. Prepared by N.F. McClure, 1st Lieut., 5th Cavalry. Condition: Clean, bright, and fine. (A+)

C. Yosemite National Park California, by U.S. Government, circa 1898, printed color (13.9 x 10.7"). Beautiful stone lithographed map has fine color overprinting to indicate patented lands. It extends to Deadman's Pass in the east; locates White Wolf, Bald Mountain, and various high mountain lakes to the east. Yosemite Valley is at the center with rock formations named. Condition: Clean and colorful with just a hint of toning along the folds. (A)

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Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $80

Closed on 2/8/2017

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