"Set of three Black Hills maps",
Subject: Western United States
Period: 1874 (dated)
Publication: Report of a Reconnaissance of the Black Hills
Includes "Map of a Reconnaissance of the Black Hills, July and August, 1874 under the command of Lt. Col. G.A. Custer, 7th Cavalry" (21 x 25"), Map of the Black Hills from a reconnaissance by Capt. William Ludlow" (24 x 38"), and "A Geological Map of the Black Hills" (17 x 25). The first two are black and white lithographs and the geological map is very early printed color. These maps form an important trio in the cartography of the region. They were produced as the result of the gold discoveries in the Black Hills, which led to a Gold Rush, Custer's Massacre and finally a resolution of the Sioux Indian problem. Ref: Wheat (TMW) 1248, 1249 and 1251. One is backed with Japanese tissue, others have fold intersection reinforced with archival tape. All in very nice condition.