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Auction 94, Lot 119

"Map Illustrating the plan of the defences of the Western & North-Western Frontier, as proposed by the Hon: J.R. Poinsett, Sec. of War, in his report of Dec. 30, 1837", Poinsett, J. R.

Subject: Central United States

Period: 1860 (circa)

Publication: American State Papers, Military Affairs, Vol. 7

Color: Hand Color

15.4 x 21.3 inches
39.1 x 54.1 cm
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This map was issued as part of the continuing debate over the nature of the Frontier Defenses between the Mississippi River and the Rocky mountains. It illustrated the proposal by J.R. Poinsett, Secretary of War, in his report of Dec. 30, 1837. It illustrates the state of Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana and the Indian nations bordering them to the west. Locates many military forts and outposts from Ft. Jessup to Ft. Snelling with notations throughout concerning the regions ceded by several Indian nations with the dates of the treaties. Later color with full wash in states and outline color depicting the various Indian tribes. Folding as issued.


Condition: A

Estimate: $375 - $425

Sold for: $375

Closed on 3/7/2001