Auction 93, Lot 115

"Map of Oregon and Upper California from the Surveys of John Charles Fremont and other Authorities", Fremont/Preuss

Subject: Western United States

Period: 1850 (published)


Color: Black & White

16.5 x 19 inches
41.9 x 48.3 cm

This is the smaller version of Fremont's highly respected map of the West, published by Congress to meet the demand for information concerning the Gold Rush. The map covers a smaller area than his larger map of the same title, eliminating Oregon and covering only the western parts of present day Arizona and Utah. "El Dorado or Gold Regions" are shown of the south fork of the American River and the upper course of the Feather River. Contains Fremont's famous topographical error, showing an east-west mountain range across the unexplored area of the Great Basin.

References: Wheat (TMW) #613, Wagner Camp #150, Wheat (Gold) #58.

Condition: A

Folds as issued. A nice example.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $475

Closed on 12/6/2000