Auction 170, Lot 150

A Map for the European Immigrant

"Map of the United States of America [bound in] Brief Description of the Public Lands of the United States of America", General Land Office

Subject: United States, Immigration

Period: 1873 (published)


Color: Black & White

26.6 x 16.3 inches
67.6 x 41.4 cm

This scarce map was published "for the information of foreigners seeking a home in the United States." Catering to its intended European audience, the map contains titles in English, French, German, and Swedish positioned near the corners. The emphasis on the map is the railroad network, with completed, in progress, and planned railroads noted. The 16 pages of text contains general information about the U.S. government, political divisions, mineral resources, the public land system, naturalization, and more. The map folds into the original tan printed wrappers (6 x 9").


Condition: B+

The map is on a bright sheet with several small fold separations and a 5" edge tear at left that have all been closed on verso with archival tape. Report text is very good with a light dampstain at right throughout. Paper wrappers have minor chips and soiling.

Estimate: $150 - $180


Closed on 11/14/2018