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Auction 98, Lot 132

"Topographical Map of the Road from Fort Smith, Arks. to Santa Fe, N.M. and from Dona Ana N.M. to Fort Smith", Marcy, Capt. R.B.

Subject: United States - Southwestern

Period: 1852 (published)

Publication: HR Ex Doc. 45, 31st Cong., 1st Session

Color: Black & White

28 x 14.7 inches
71.1 x 37.3 cm
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Made by order of Bvt. Brig. Gen. M. Arbuckle, by Capt. R.B. Marcy, 5th U.S. Inf. Shows two major roads from Fort Smith to Santa Fe, plus several other routes and Indian trails. Also notes various tribal lands, topography and hydrology as well as location of daily campsites. Filled with interesting details and notations including Apache Trail, and Comanche Trail - "Said to be a good route for wagons, with water daily." Very early depiction of Dallas. Published in the report on the Exploration of the Red River. A rarely seen map that Wheat illustrated on a large scale.

References: Koep CIS #577; Wheat (TMW) 681.

Condition: B

Good impression, but strongly toned along folds. Backed with Japanese tissue.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $150

Closed on 3/6/2002