Auction 163, Lot 93

"Map of the Public Land States and Territories Constructed from the Public Surveys and Other Official Sources in the General Land Office", General Land Office

Subject: United States

Period: 1864 (dated)


Color: Black & White

44.7 x 27.8 inches
113.5 x 70.6 cm

This is the first General Land Office map of the United States. It covers most of the United States except for the Eastern seaboard because the original 13 states and the state of Texas were exempt from coverage by the General Land Office. The state of the surveys in the remaining states and territories are noted in considerable detail. Wyoming is still attached to Dakota Territory. The southern tip of Nevada is still attached to Arizona. A small portion of Dakota has been surveyed for settlers but little has been done in Arizona, Nevada, Idaho or Montana.


Condition: B+

Issued folding with light scattered foxing and light toning along the folds. There are short fold separations at fold intersections, some extraneous creasing, and a binding trim at left with two associated tears that just enter the map border, both of which have been closed on verso with archival tape. An embossed stamp by the title reads, "Western Reserve Cleveland Historical Society 1867-1892."

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $125

Closed on 6/14/2017