Lot 95: Rare pre-fire Chicago map of Western U.S.

PBA Galleries

2015-11-19 15:16:30


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Lot 95: Author: Blanchard, Rufus Title: Blanchards New Map of the Territories Being a Complete Guide to the Newly Discovered Goldfields Place Published: Chicago Publisher: Rufus Blanchard Date Published: [c.1865] Description: Lithographed map, hand-colored. 69x76 cm (27 ?x30"), folding into gilt-lettered cloth covers 15x10.7 cm (5?x4 ?"). Uncommon folding map of the Western United States at the end of the Civil War (though only the panhandle of Texas is present), showing gold mines in Idaho and Montana. Short splits at intersection of folds; very good. Provenance: K. Harrison, 8/89. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $2000-3000
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