Auction 97, Lot 509

"[Set of 4 lithographs]", U.S. Railroad Surveys

Subject: Montana

Period: 1856-61 (published)

Publication: U.S.P.R.R. Exploration & Surveys - 47th & 49th Parallels

Color: Printed Color

9 x 5.8 inches
22.9 x 14.7 cm

Nice group of tinted lithographs from early explorations in Montana. Lot includes: "Fort Owen - Flathead Village", by John Mix Stanley, of the fort near Stevensville that was built in 1851 by Maj. John Owen; "Cantonment Stevens, looking Westward", by Gustav Sohon, also near Stevensville on the Bitterroot River; "Crossing the Bitter Root", by J.M. Stanley; and "Big Blackfoot Valley", by Gustav Sohon. Accompanied by a photocopy of the Senate report.


Condition: A

Tiny bit of light foxing on one plate, but overall very good.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $80

Closed on 12/5/2001