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Auction 189, Lot 96

Early Map Showing the Mormon Settlement at Salt Lake

"Carte Generale de l'Amerique du Nord et des Iles qui en Dependent...", Dufour, Auguste-Henri

Subject: North America

Period: 1850 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.9 x 12.8 inches
50.5 x 32.5 cm
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A nice example of Dufour's work that shows a pre-Gadsden Purchase boundary with Mexico and evolving western territorial borders. The west is composed of only California and the oversized territories of Utah, New Mexico, Oregon and the North West Territory. The map is notable for depicting an early Mormon settlement (Mormonfort) along the eastern shore of the Great Salt Lake. Alaska is Russian Territory. Engraved by Desbuissoins.


Condition: A

Contemporary outline color with a few faint spots of foxing.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/14/2022