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Auction 174, Lot 57

"U.S. Crowned with Gold", Judge Company

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany, North America

Period: 1898 (published)

Publication: Judge

Color: Printed Color

7.9 x 8.9 inches
20.1 x 22.6 cm
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This satirical map depicts the United States as Uncle Sam, with his face represented on the state of Washington, wearing a golden crown of Alaska and the Klondike region. The map mocks the large migration of American prospectors during the Klondike Gold Rush, a precursor to the Nome Gold Rush in Alaska, which began a year after this map was published. The states are each misshapen, and many remain unnamed. Created by Grant E. Hamilton and published in Judge magazine, a weekly satirical magazine published in the US from 1881-1947. Lithographed by Sackett & Wilhelms. Additional text and cartoon on verso.


Condition: A

Minor marginal soiling.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $230

Closed on 9/11/2019