1876 State of Nevada
By: U. S. Department of the Interior
Date: 1876 (Dated)
Dimensions: 24 x 31.25 inches (61 x 79.4 cm)
This large and highly detailed map of Nevada was issued in 1876 by the General Land Office under the direction of Charles Roeser. This map was published just a little more than a decade after Nevada had become the second of two states to be admitted to the Union during the Civil War. It is the largest and most detailed map of Nevada of its time, and includes the latest data and information available at the time of its issuance.
Rich detailing depicts not only topography but also provides a wealth of information regarding indigenous peoples, their territories and the newly created reservations in the vast region comprising the state. Other specifics include subdivided townships, county seats, cities, towns, boundaries of land districts, railroad limits, military reservations and county boundaries.
The region had been annexed by the USA under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, following the country’s victory in the Mexican-American War. It was part of California until incorporated into the newly organized Utah Territory of 1850.
Though there was some settlement in areas, population remained sparse until the discovery of the famous Comstock Lode in 1859, from which time Virginia City became arguably the most famous of all the Western mining camps. The rapid influx of prospectors and settlers resulted in the organization of the Nevada Territory in 1861.
Condition: This large scale issued-folding map is in top B+ condition. Separations have been expertly repaired with archival material on the verso.
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