Lot 159: Greenhow's map of western North America 1844

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2015-11-19 15:16:41


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Lot 159: Author: Greenhow, Robert Title: Map of the Western & Middle Portions of North America, to Illustrate the History of California, Oregon and the Other Countries on the North-West Coast of America... Place Published: [Boston] Publisher: Date Published: [1844] Description: Engraved map; drawn by George H. Ringgold and engraved by E.F. Woodward. 58.2x65.5 cm. (22?"x25?") plus margins. Map of the western half of North America used to illustrate Greenhow's History of California and Oregon, in defense of U.S. claims to Oregon. California contains all of present-day Nevada, Utah, Arizona and Baja California. "The paucity of information in the interior south of the Snake River shows how little was known of that entire region" - Wheat. Old folds, with some wear at them; light foxing; very good. Provenance: John Howell-Books, 11/71. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $300-500
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