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Auction 181, Lot 127

"Outline Map of Indian Localities in 1833", Catlin, George

Subject: United States

Period: 1841 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

14.4 x 8.8 inches
36.6 x 22.4 cm

This great map was issued in an early edition Catlin's Indian Gallery. The map names scores of Indian villages, designated by tepee symbols. The map extends well into Canada, locating numerous Canadian tribes. There is good detail of watersheds and the known mountain ranges. The West is mostly blank and contains erroneous information in the Great Basin region derived from Fremont's map, including an east-west flowing river. An Independent Texas is shown with its northern border extending well into the Rocky Mountains, but it is indistinct at its upper reaches. Of special interest is the depiction of the Buffalo Range that stretches throughout the entire plains region and even into Mexico. The entire Midwest north of the Arkansas River and Texas is labeled "Hostile Ground". Includes the imprint of Catlin at left and Tosswill & Myers at right.

References: Wheat (TMW) #453; Howes #C-241; Wagner-Camp #84:1.

Condition: B+

On a clean sheet that was issued folding and now flattened. There are professional and nearly invisible repairs to a couple of small fold separations and an associated 4" tear (from the Missouri River to the Pawnees' camps).

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $700

Closed on 2/10/2021