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54. [MAP]. HALSALL, John. Sectional Map of the Territory of Kansas Compiled from the Field Notes in the Surveyor General's Office Published by John Halsall Saint Louis, Mo. 1857...Entered according to Act of Congress in the Year 1856 by J. H. Colton & Co. in the Clerk’s Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York. [lower right above neat line] The above Map is correct, So far as the field notes have been reported to this Office. Surveyor Generals Office 1856 Robt. L. Ream Chief Clerk, Surveyor Genls. Office. St. Louis, 1857. Lithograph map, original hand coloring in wash and outline, ornate border. Border to border: 70 x 53.5 cm. Folded into pocket covers (14.5 x 9 cm), original brown cloth, Sectional Map of Kansas J. H. Colton & Co. New-York lettered in gilt on upper cover and in blind on lower cover, both covers blind embossed, printed leaf affixed to verso of front board: Maps, Atlases, Guides, Books, Etc. Published by J. H. Colton & Co.... Map browned along lower horizontal fold line, minor voids at some folds (no losses), otherwise very fine. Other than some moderate discoloration to lower board, fine.

     Phillips, America, p. 346. This map shows the creeping development that was intruding into eastern Kansas at the time. Although showing only roughly the eastern third of the Territory east of the principal meridian, considerable development is already taking place in the southeast quadrant along the Missouri River, with lesser development spreading out west of there along the Kansas River. Shown are platted townships, existing towns, roads, streams, military posts (including Fort Leavenworth, Fort Riley, etc.), and several fairly large Native American reservations and land (e.g., Cherokee, Ottawa, Shawnee, etc.), “Santa Fee Road,” “Fort Laramie Road,” etc. Kansas City, Kansas, does not yet exist.

     In addition to the present map, publisher John Halsall published Ware’s 1849 emigrant guide to California. ($1,000-2,000)

Sold. Hammer: $1,300.00; Price Realized: $1,527.50

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