Auction 96, Lot 204

"Map of a part of the Territory of Washington to accompany Report of the Surveyor General", U.S. State Surveys

Subject: Washington

Period: 1855 (dated)

Publication: Senate Ex. Doc. No. 1, 34th. Cong., 1st Session

Color: Black & White

Size:
19.2 x 14.4 inches
48.8 x 36.6 cm

Early and very historical map showing limited survey progress just 28 months after the territory was created. Modest detail west of the Cascades, but only major rivers shows to the east. Locates several forts (Steilacom, Nisqually, Walla Walla, Townsend), Olympia, Aki, and Seattle, here called Statle. A great and infrequently offered Washington map on a scale of 1"=18 miles.

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Condition: B

Toned along folds with one split at a fold intersection. Remargined at binder's trim without neatline.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/12/2001

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