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Auction 171, Lot 110

"Map of Linguistic Stocks of American Indians Chiefly within the Present Limits of the United States", Powell, John Wesley

Subject: North America

Period: 1890 (published)

Publication: 11th Census, Report of Indians Taxed and Indians Not Taxed

Color: Printed Color

17.3 x 20.3 inches
43.9 x 51.6 cm
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This colorful and useful map is helpful in understanding the early relationships of the various Native American tribes. While covering most of North America, the focus of the map is the Native American tribes of the United States. A small inset shows the Aleutian Islands at lower left. Chromolithographed by the New York firm of Sackett & Wilhelms. The map was compiled under the direction of Henry Gannett, who 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. This is the increasingly rare issue of this map that was issued in the 11th Census, circa 1890-91.


Condition: A

Clean and colorful with a binding trim at left. Issued folding.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $160

Closed on 2/6/2019