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ID Number: 55
North America
Thomson, John New General Atlas
1820ca.
$600.
This map of North America is from some time in the early to mid 1820s. Some information from Lewis and Clark is shown, and credited, mixed in with earlier concepts. The Missouri extends too far west. California is New Albion.

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ID Number: 56
Central Great Plains
Steen, Enoch US Army
1836
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An early, large, important map, probably the most accurate to date. The map was issued with a report on an expedition by the US Dragoons, under Col. Henry Dodge. The entire central Great Plains are shown. The route followed the courses of the Arkansas and Platte Rivers, as well as a section of the Front Range. Most of the detail is in those areas. The Santa Fe Trail is prominent. The lands assigned to relocated Indian Tribes are shown along the eastern edge of the map. A legend at the bottom of the map reads "Estimated distance 1645 miles by Lt. Steen, United States Dragoons". The map has original vibrant outline color. *** Wheat # 421

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ID Number: 58
Western North America
Greenhow, Robert Ringold, George
1844
$575.
This map was issued in Robert Greenhow's "History of Oregon and California, and the Other Territories on the North-West Coast of America". This map cover a large area, from a line running from east Texas to Hudson Bay, as far west as the Sandwich Islands. The map is very up to date, with information from as late as the first Fremont expedition. The boundary between Oregon and British Possessions is left undefined, as Greenhow was a vocal proponent of US claims to a border at 54 - 40. *** Wheat #481

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ID Number: 60
Mexico, U.S. Southwest
Tegg, Thomas
1820ca
$125.
This map is undated and could have been published any time between the mid 1810s and 1830.The area covered is from present day Nicaragua to northern California. Several fictitious rivers appear in the west.

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ID Number: 62
Wyoming etc.
Johnson, A.J.
1867
$350.
This is a classic map of Wyoming Territory, even though Wyoming does not appear in the title of the map. The maps was produced two years before Wyoming Territory was established. It appeared in Johnson's Atlas in both 1866 and 1867. In the northwest corner, near the future Yellowstone Park, Wyoming has a an area that extends west. This is a squared off version of the panhandle that appeared on the predecessor of this map from 1865. These boundaries never officially existed, rather it was a proposal for the future Wyoming Territory, which was actually a part of Dakota Territory at the time.

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ID Number: 63
Wyoming etc.
Johnson and Ward
1861
$245.
Dakota Territory at it's largest, including much of Montana and Wyoming. Nebraska extends west to Utah and Oregon. The new territory of Colorado makes an early appearance. Proposed railroad routes and established trails are shown. Numerous Indian tribes are named.

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ID Number: 64
Wyoming etc.
US Government House Document
1898
$145.
The text below the title on this map reads "this to accompany bill for a permanent fort to be erected at or near the town of Sheridan, Wyoming." The area depicted is from northwest Kansas to northern Idaho showing all the Indian Reservations and their population. Two early Sheridan residents, Herbert Coffen and Dr. Will Frackleton have been credited with the production of this map in their effort to lobby Congress for a fort in Sheridan.

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ID Number: 77
U.S. Southwest
Johnson & Ward
1862
$525.
Horizontally divided New Mexico and Arizona. Many explorer's routes and established trails are shown, including the US Mail Route (southern), Pony Express, and Emigrant Road.

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ID Number: 83
Mexico, U.S. Southwest
Teesdale, Henry
1841
$375.
This map still shows Texas as part of Mexico, but bears the legend ""The province of Texas acknowledged an independent state by Grt. Britain, Nov. 1840". Several fictitious rivers flow from the Rockies to the Pacific. There are many place names along the California coast.

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ID Number: 93
U.S. West
Rand McNally
1887
$165.
This map shows the US from The Mississippi west. Five railroads are shown in different colors. Steamship routes to and from San Francisco are shown. Lithograph, printed color

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ID Number: 96
Central & Eastern U.S.
De Lisle, Guilliame - Buache, Philipe
1745
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This is one of the most important maps in the history of the US west, it was copied and imitated for many years. The map was first published in Paris in 1718 by the most prominent mapmaker of his day, Guilliame De Lisle. During the 1730s, an undated copy was produced by Covens & Mortier in Amsterdam. This map was produced in Paris by Phillipe Buache, the son in law of De Lisle. It is dated 1745. Among the many distinctions of this map, it is the first to use any form of the name Texas, "Mission de los Teijas", on the Trinity River. A cornerstone map.

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ID Number: 131
Canada
Pond, Peter Gentleman's Magazine
1790
$285.
This map is based on Peter Pond's travels while a part of the Northwest Company and information from native sources, along with a liberal helping of wishful geography. The map shows a water route from the western end of Lake Superior to both the Pacific and Arctic Oceans with only a few short portages. The map appeared in the March 1790 edition of Gentleman's Magazine, and is labeled so in the upper right corner.

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ID Number: 135
Dakotas with eastern Wyoming and Montana
Vandermaelen, Phillipe
1825
$450.
Phillipe Vandermaelen's atlas of 1825 - 27 was the first atlas to map the entire world on the same scale. This is map No. 40, and covers longitude W 100 to 110 degrees using Paris as the prime meridian, and latitude N 42 to 48 degrees. The area covered is most of the Dakotas and eastern Wyoming and Montana. This was also the first lithographic atlas.

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ID Number: 139
Platte River Road
Fremont, John C. - Preuss, Charles
1842
$800.
This map is from the first Fremont expedition. It is the earliest map of the area covered based on scientific exploration. The map was rendered by Charles Preuss from his own observations and the field notes of the party. All the campsites that were used are shown along with the dates that they were occupied. The area covered is from the junction of the North and South Platte Rivers in the east, the Wind River Mountains in the northwest, and Fort St. Vrain in the south. The coloring style normally seen on this map is just a touch of blue along the rivers. This one has the blue, plus green shading surrounded by light yellow shading.

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ID Number: 142
North American Indians
Society of Friends
1844
$800.
This map was produced to accompany a report by the Quakers, or Society of Friends and is focused on the location of various Indian tribes in the US and Canada. James Bowden is listed in the lower left corner as the compiler of the map. Texas is shown as a republic. The northwest boundary between the US and British possessions is undefined. The location of as many as one hundred different tribes is shown. A table in the lower right gives estimates of the population of over 50 tribes.

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ID Number: 144
Mackenzie's Voyages
Mackenzie, Alexander
1801
$4500.
This first edition volume of Mackenzie's first crossing of the North American continent is one of the most important accounts in the history of western exploration. The first section is 132 pages of a history of the North American fur trade. The next section is 411 pages and is an account of his epic multi-year journeys across Canada to the Arctic and Pacific. The book is rebound in rich maroon calfskin leather with gold embossed lettering and raised bands on spine. The maps have been disbound and are in individual mylar sleeves. The frontispiece is an attractive portrait of Mackenzie. ***** Map #1 is A Map of America… exhibiting Mackenzie's Track. It measures 17.25 x 30.25. The routes are outlined in colors. Map # 2 is A Map of Mackenzie's Track from Fort Chipewyan to the North Sea in 1789. It measures 23.25 x 21.5. Map # 3 is A Map of Mackenzie's Track from Fort Chipewyan to the Pacific Ocean in 1793. It measures 21.75 x 23.5.

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ID Number: 145
Across the Continent
Bowles, Samuel
1865
$195.
Samuel Bowles wrote this book about a trip he made across the country with Speaker of the House Schuyler Colfax. The book is 452 pages including supplementary information. The Overland Stage route is prominently featured. The map is an excellent depiction of the west with borders nearly what they are today, with the exception of Dakota Territory, which includes Wyoming.

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ID Number: 150
Nelson's Guides
Nelson's Guides
1871
$975.
These are the earliest guides for the transcontinental railroad that I have seen. It is unusual to find either one outside a museum, and a fairly well matched set like this is quite rare. The archival custom box is beautifully done in colors that match the guides and has images of both guides on the front cover. *** The UPRR guide covers the route from Omaha to Ogden. It has 45 pages of text and 12 chromo-lithograph views. *** The CPRR guide covers the route from Ogden to San Francisco with 11 views, including a beautiful miniature birds-eye of San Francisco. Both guides have a map of the entire U.S.

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ID Number: 154
Nebraska and Kanzas
Colton, J.H.
1857
$485.
This map is dated 1855 on the face, but is from Colton's Atlas of 1857. Kanzas extends to the Utah border at the continental divide. Nebraska covers the northern plains up to the British Possessions. Multiple trails and proposed railroad routes are shown. The text sheet from the atlas accompanies the map and covers Nebraska, Kanzas, and Indian Territory.

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ID Number: 155
United States
Colton, J.H.
1857
$525.
This map of the US at a very important period in the development of the west is dated 1855, but is from an 1857 atlas. Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, and Utah are all shown in their largest configuration.

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