Jun 06, 2019 - Sale 2512

Sale 2512 - Lot 112

Price Realized: $ 2,375
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Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(KANSAS.) WHITMAN, E.B.; AND SEARL, A.D. Map of Eastern Kansas. Hand-colored lithographed pocket map. 27 1/4x21 inches, folding into original 12mo format gilt-stamped purple cloth covers with moderate spine wear; map with some light discoloration and splits along several fold lines. An accompanying early index card indicates this copy was purchased at the Harvard College Library duplicate sale, March 5, 1947. Boston: J.P. Jewett and Co, 1856

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The expanse of the Eastern Kansas territory on a scale of 8 miles to an inch is unsettled with only rivers, roads, and few existing towns and trading posts shown; the town of Lawrence appears in a red circle marked with an American Flag; Indian reservations are demarcated with hand-coloring. The intent of the wide-open map was to appeal to Free Soil settlers and speculators with the region's potential for prosperity. This is furthered by a printed broadside notice from Whitman and Searl pasted inside the front cover, promoting their land business and offering emigrants full services of providing the latest information, surveys and assistance in purchasing property. Heaston, Kansas Pocket Maps 4; Streeter Sale 3903.