Auction 97, Lot 224

"Sketch of El Paso, Texas, and Vicinity; Showing Position of Astronomical Monument of 1878 near Ft. Bliss", U.S. Corps of Engineers

Subject: Texas

Period: 1878 (circa)

Publication: HR Ex Doc 1, 46th Cong., 2nd Session

Color: Black & White

11 x 7 inches
27.9 x 17.8 cm

Good detail of roads and topography around El Paso. Large inset of El Paso (Fort Bliss) with detail down to streets and locates the astronomical monument. These astronomical sites were of extreme importance to accurate mapping by the U.S. Corps of Engineers, so much so that completed ones were shown on their Progress Maps.

References: Koepp 1906.

Condition: B

Light toning along one fold.

Estimate: $60 - $80

Sold for: $65

Closed on 12/5/2001