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AUCTION 20

62. [MAP]. MACKIE, Simon F. Salt Lake City, Utah. Compiled from the Records and Actual Surveys by Simon F. Mackie, Civil Engineer. Published by W. H. Whitney, August 1st, 1889 for ____ [logo in lower image area] Rio Grande Western Ry. [below lower neat line] Entered according to Act of Congress, in the Year 1889, by W. H. Whitney, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington | Everts & Howell, Engravers, Philadelphia, Pa. [inset map upper left] The Vicinity of Salt Lake City. Philadelphia, 1889. Lithograph map on Creme Bond paper, original vivid hand color. Neat line to neat line: 52.5 x 88.3 cm. Folded into pocket covers (15.2 x 10.5 cm), original burgundy leather, Whitney’s Pocket Map of Salt Lake City Utah lettered in gilt on upper cover, both covers gilt ruled. Minor shelf wear to pocket covers (mainly at corners and extremities). Other than a few stains and neat reinforcements along fold lines (a few tiny losses), a very fine copy of a scarce map. Contemporary editorial corrections in pencil concerning placement of railroad lines, instructing “put in” and “cut out.”

     Phillips, America, p. 773. This highly detailed map was apparently issued as part of the publicity efforts of the Rio Grande Western Railway, whose line ran through Salt Lake City. About this time the railroad published numerous printed promotionals for Salt Lake City as well. The map closely documents the progress made in establishing the City since its founding forty years previously, although development is still confined to the east side of the Jordan River. The City is shown as platted into blocks and building lots with such features as public parks, Temple Block, Warm Springs Bath House, Fort Douglas Reservation, race track, penitentiary, etc. As the blank space at the end of the title would seem to indicate, Whitney was happy to make his map available to one and all.

     In addition to the present map publisher W. H. Whitney produced maps of Oregon, Washington, and Colorado in the late 1880s and 1890, and contributed to the 1883 atlas of Union & Confederate Campaigns. Regarding engravers Everts & Howell, Tooley notes that Louis H. Everts was in business for many years under a confusing array of company names and combinations. ($1,500-3,000)

Sold. Hammer: $3,200.00; Price Realized: $3,760.00

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