Auction 165, Lot 183

"A New Map of the State of California, the Territories of Oregon, Washington, Utah & New Mexico", Desilver, Charles

Subject: Western United States

Period: 1856 (dated)

Publication: A New Universal Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

12.8 x 15.9 inches
32.5 x 40.4 cm

A great map of California and the large western territories from this important series of maps originating with Samuel Augustus Mitchell. The map is filled with early county configurations, the exploration routes of Lewis and Clark, Fremont, Kearney and Cooke, and the Spanish and Oregon trails. In present-day eastern Colorado, a Gold Region is shown stretching across the Front Range from Pueblo to Pike's Peak and north to St. Vrains Fort. Washington and Oregon have their eastern boundaries on the Rocky Mountains adjoining Nebraska Territory and county development is mostly confined to west of the Cascades. Utah Territory extends to Middle Park and Long's Peak in present-day Colorado where it borders Nebraska and Kansas. New Mexico Territory encompasses parts of present-day Colorado and Arizona. The new Gadsden Purchase border is shown and noted as Gadsden Treaty Line 1854.


Condition: A

Original color with light toning confined to sheet edges.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $250

Closed on 11/15/2017