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Auction 166, Lot 92

"Linguistic Stocks of American Indians North of Mexico", Powell, John Wesley

Subject: North America

Period: 1890 (circa)

Publication: Seventh Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology

Color: Printed Color

17.6 x 20.3 inches
44.7 x 51.6 cm
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This colorful and useful map helps to understand the possible early linguistic relationships of the various Native American Tribes. This is the first edition and the basis for a similar map that appeared later in the 11th Census of the United States. A small map of the Aleutian Islands is inset at lower left. Chromolithographed by the New York firm of Sackett & Wilhelms. The map was compiled under the direction of Henry Gannett. Gannett (1846-1914) established the geography program in the U.S. Census Office for the tenth (1880) census. In 1882 he created a similar program at the USGS, which became the Division of Geography in 1885 and produced the first topographic map sheets published in the General Atlas of the United States four years later.


Condition: B+

Issued folding and now flattened and backed with tissue to reinforce and repair a few tiny holes along the left fold, which is also lightly toned.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $130

Closed on 2/14/2018