Jun 21, 2018 - Sale 2483

Sale 2483 - Lot 159

Price Realized: $ 6,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
(JACKSON, ANDREW.) A New Map of the United States with the Addiional [sic] Territories on an Improved Plan, Exhibiting a View of the Rocky Mountains Surveyed by a Company of Winebago Indians in 1828. Lithograph, 12x15 inches; 2-inch repaired tear affecting image, edges reinforced on verso with paper tape, right edge worn with mount remnant on recto. New York, [1828?]

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"One of the most interesting cartoons in our history . . . remarkable in that it was probably the first one lithographed. . . . The alligator represents the Jacksonian Democracy of the West, and the tortoise the Eastern Whig party of Adams"--Murrell, History of American Graphic Humor, I:110-113. Provenance: Swann sale, 17 September 2009, lot 182; no other copies traced at auction.