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Auction 99, Lot 148

"Map of the United States and Territories Showing the extent of Public Surveys and other details constructed from the Plats and official sources of the General Land Office…", General Land Office

Subject: United States

Period: 1870 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

55.7 x 28.5 inches
141.5 x 72.4 cm
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A large and very detailed lithographed map showing the extent of the U.S. State Surveys to date. Details include township subdivisions, railroads, watersheds, and mining activities. A legend color-codes the location of gold, silver, copper, quicksilver, iron, tin, oil wells etc., providing an excellent perspective of the immense wealth of the nation. A remarkable and large chart signed in the plate by Joseph Wilson, commissioner to the GLO.

References: Similar to Wheat (TMW) #1168, this edition published two years later.

Condition: B

Backed with Japanese tissue and pressed. A little toning along some folds.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $350

Closed on 6/12/2002