Early Mormon Pioneer Map of Salt Lake City Up for Sale
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A map laying out Mormon pioneer plans for settling Salt Lake City is on display and up for sale in New York.
The first public exhibit of the 1847 plat of Utah's capital city opened at the New York Antiquarian Book Fair on Thursday.
Dealer Paul Cohen won't disclose the price but says the sheepskin map is less expensive than a collection of revelations from faith founder Joseph Smith worth about $1 million.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports the plat was commissioned by early Mormon church leader Brigham Young in 1847, days after Mormon pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley.
The plan was kept for years by Utah's territorial surveyor until it was purchased in 2014 by Rick Grunder, a rare Mormon book and document dealer in New York.