Auction 169, Lot 157

"Danny Arnold's Pictorial Map of How the West Was Won Showing Pioneer Trails and Battles, Indian's Territories, Stagecoach Lines...",

Subject: United States

Period: 1950 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

33.8 x 23.9 inches
85.9 x 60.7 cm

This pictorial map of the United States shows the progression of western migration from about 1840-1900 with an emphasis on Indian conflicts and well-known individuals. It is densely filled with illustrations and notations of key events including: "Buffalo Bill Supplied Meat for Railroad Gangs in 1858"; "March 6, 1836 The Alamo Mission Falls to Mexicans. Col. Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett Among Those Killed!"; and "Custer's Last Stand Sioux and Cheyenne Under Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull June 25, 1876." A key at top identifies "Pioneer Trails" including the Oregon, Santa Fe, and Chisholm Cattle Trail, as well as the Pony Express Route and Union Pacific Railroad. The decorative border surrounding the map is filled with "Some of the Fabulous Characters of the West" including Jesse James, Wyatt Earp, Kit Carson, Wild Bill Hickok, and Annie Oakley to name a few. Created by Fran Dowie and published by the Old Western Trading Post Limited of London.


Condition: B+

Issued folding with a few tiny splits at fold intersections and minor wear along some of the fold lines. There is a bit of minor color offsetting in the decorative portrait border.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/12/2018