Lot 204: Preuss map Oregon Road in 7 sheets 1849

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2015-11-19 15:16:50


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Lot 204: Author: Preuss, Charles Title: Topographical Map of the Road from Missouri to Oregon, Commencing at the Mouth of the Kansas in the Missouri River and Ending at the Mouth of the Wallah Wallah in the Columbia, In VII Sections.... From the field notes and journal Capt. J.C. Fr?mont, and from sketches and notes made on the ground by his assistant Charles Preuss Place Published: Washington Publisher: Date Published: 1846-[1849] Description: Lithographed map on 7 sheets. Each sheet approx. 39.5x63.5 cm. (15?x25"), folding into later cloth-backed boards 21.5x13 cm (8?x5 ?"). Preuss's landmark map, based on the great Fr?mont/Preuss map of 1845 but in much more detail over the area depicted,in response to a request by the Senate of the United States, under whose auspices it was published. The utilitarian folder a bit worn; slight darkening at some of the folds, a few short splits; Sheet VII, which folds out vertically rather than horizontally, has some creasing at edge and a 4" tear without loss; very good. With bookplate of W.J. Holliday tipped in at front. Provenance: Ross Valley Book Company, 9/79. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $3000-5000
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