Auction 95, Lot 106

"Map of the United States and Territories Showing the extent of Public Surveys and other details constructed from the Plats and official sources of the General Land Office…", General Land Office

Subject: United States

Period: 1870 (dated)

Publication: Jos. Wilson

Color: Hand Color

Size:
55.7 x 28.5 inches
141.5 x 72.4 cm

A large and very detailed lithographed map showing the extent of the U.S. State Surveys. Details include township subdivisions, railroads, watersheds, and mining activities. A legend color codes the location of gold, silver, copper, quicksilver, iron, tin, oil wells etc., providing an excellent perspective of the immense wealth of the nation. Similar to Wheat (TM) 1168, this being published two years later.

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Condition: B

Backed with Japanese tissue. A little toning along some folds and pale color.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $375

Closed on 6/13/2001

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