American West 1855 lot of 10 old color litho prints views RR surveyBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
(Western United States- Oregon)
Issued 1855-60, by U.S. Gov. for the Exploration for Pacific Railroad route survey between St. Paul & Puget Sound under the direction of Isaac Stevens.
Lithographed NY by Sarony, Major & Knapp.
Lot of ten (10) excellent tinted color lithographed prints. Among the first published views of these western sites and the region in general. Still largely under valued and appreciated, an important visual record issued during the expansion of the population within the country as it moved westward.
A Cotton Wood Grove.
Crossing the Bitter Root.
Coeur D'Alene Mission St. Ignatius River.
Falls of the Spokane.
Milk River - Bear's Paw Mountain in Distance.
Approach to Cadotte's Pass.
Milk River, Near Junction of Missouri.
Milk River and Panther Mountain.
Near Mouse River.
Papers and images remain clean and well preserved with a fine patina and visual appeal.
Sheets measure c. 8 1/4 "H x 11 1/2" W.
Printed areas measure c. 5 3/4"H x 8 3/4"W.