UTAH & NEVADA Antique Map 12x16 stagecoach routes 1897
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Sold Date: 08/25/2008
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
NEVADA & UTAH
Authentic 111-Year-Old Antique Map
12 by 16 Inches
Shows Post Roads
Printed in 1897 (DATED), this is a beautifully detailed, 111-year-old color map of the States of Nevada and Utah. (Utah had just acheived statehood the year before - 1896.) This map measures about 12 by 16 inches (about 30 by 40 cm.), and is in Fine condition. This map is very detailed showing topographical features, counties and townships , cities and villages, Indian reservations , Army outposts, battlefields, routes of old railroads and more. Terrain elevations are shown in gorgeous reliefed hachures as was the practice in 19th Century cartography and showing individual mountain ranges, passes and peaks together with altitudes above sea level. The large inset shows enlarged detail of the Salt Lake City area; another inset shows enlarged detail of Virginia City . The entire map is surrounded by an engraved border, typical of finer maps of the period. Of special historic note are the many "Important Post Routes" on this map. These were the stagecoach lines still operating in the last decade of the 19th century w railroads had not yet provided postal service.
This is a guaranteed antique map!
Perfect for the genealogy or the history enthusiast. This map was printed on a single sheet of stock, hinged in the center and blank on the reverse, and bound into an antique book. The coloring on this map is very fresh, and the registration and typography are particularly fine. T are no marks or stains and the paper is clean and not brittle. It is untrimmed... exactly as printed. Highly suitable for framing, it would look gorgeous in your great room, office, den or study. It is similar to many of the maps shown in expensive mail-order catalogues, only this is an actual antique, not just made to look like one. NOT a modern copy or reproduction! This map will appreciate in value over time, so take good care of it. Please ask all questions before placing your bid.
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