[Omaha] Davis, Map of Omaha City Nebraska. Omaha, 1866. 37½ x 27½. BW. VG. 38 x 27½. Among the earliest plans of Omaha. Much information with streets and many property owners named. The route of the Union Pacific RR is marked. A handsome lithograph with an acanthus leaf border, steam ferry in the Missouri River, decorative direction indicator. At top left is an idealized image of the neoclassical Territorial Capitol before its dome was completed. Oscar F. Davis was an early Omaha settler with a surveying and engineering business. He later became land commissioner for the Union Pacific. The map was printed by the St. Louis firm of Gast, Moeller & Co. Lithographers. Rare – no example has appeared in the Antique Map Price Record (AMPR) or its successor oldmaps.com. We could only locate examples at the Library of Congress, Yale and the Omaha Public Library. Phillip, Maps, p. 638. Sold
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