Auction 162, Lot 212

"The Old Northwest Territory - The First Step Westward by the United States in Its March from Sea to Sea...",

Subject: Central United States

Period: 1937 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

16.5 x 22.1 inches
41.9 x 56.1 cm

This fascinating map was issued at the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 and was published by The Northwest Territory Celebration Commission. The sheet features inset maps at bottom depicting how each state was formed, with insets at top showing the various Indian treaties that allowed settlement to extend west. The main map image is filled with historical notations and illustrations, and is decorated by a large compass rose. The verso contains the full text of the 1787 ordinance.


Condition: A

A clean and colorful example. Issued folding and now flattened with one tiny split at a fold intersection that has been archivally repaired on verso.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $170

Closed on 4/26/2017