Auction 96, Lot 198

"Sketch of the Country between South Pass & the Great Salt Lake", U.S. Government

Subject: Utah and Wyoming

Period: 1857 (published)

Publication: Sen. Doc #11, 35th Congress, 1st Session

Color: Black & White

21.5 x 17.4 inches
54.6 x 44.2 cm

Nice map of the region and emigrant routes into Salt Lake City. South Pass was the famous gateway through the central Rocky Mountains. Marked on the map are lines showing routes practicable for wagons and the routes of earlier exploring parties. It was first seen by white men in 1812 but remained largely unknown until disclosed by Crow Indians to Jedidiah Smith. After 1832 it became the principle route for immigrants heading further west. Shows the Mormon communities from just below Nephi to Ogden and as far north as Fort Hall, Idaho.

References: Wheat [TMW] 958.

Condition: B

Scattered flight foxing and toned along two folds. Backed with Japanese tissue.

Estimate: $100 - $120

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/12/2001