Auction 95, Lot 174

"Preliminary Map of Routes Reconnoitered and Opened in the Territory of Utah…", U.S. Government

Subject: Utah

Period: 1859 (dated)

Publication: Senate ex doc 40, 35th Cong., 2nd Session

Color: Black & White

Size:
44 x 29.7 inches
111.8 x 75.4 cm

A large, accurate and carefully drawn map details that portion of Utah from the Great Salt Lake Desert to Fort Bridger, to above the Great Salt Lake and south to below Goshen and Mt. Nebo. Terrific detail of roads and towns, springs & sinks, watershed, military camps as well as topographical information. Tooele is here called Tuilla, Big & Little Cottonwood creeks are located. The Uintah Mountains are not named. The map was probably made to facilitate the movements of BGen. Johnson's Army during the Utah campaign as it shows locations of "Mormon Fortifications" by which the Mormons sought to halt Johnson's movements. A great, early map of the territory.

References: Wheat (TM) 998.

Condition: B

Backed with Japanese tissue, toned along folds.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/13/2001

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