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Antique Map Auction Sale No. 106 - closed 3/3/2004

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Lot #162: "Map No. 2 From the Pimas Villages to Fort Fillmore…" Lt. John G. Parke

Antique map chart Map No 2  From the Pimas Villages to Fort Fillmore
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Estimate:
$220.00 - $275.00
Sold for: $160.00

Lot 162
By: Lt. John G. Parke
Subject: United States - Southwestern
Date: 1854-55

Publication: U.S. Pacific Railroad Surveys

Condition: B
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Color: uncolored

Size: 38.7 x 24 inches
98.3 x 61.0 cm

Well-engraved map from the southern most railroad surveys. This map represents the first survey of the area that would become the Gadsden Purchase. Wheat states that the map also had "great meaning" when the Southern Pacific was built through the same area 30 years later. The map details the explorations and the proposed railroad route between El Paso and Phoenix. Delineates watershed, plus topography through fine hachure. Filled with information including the naming of mountains and plains, shows location of gold placers, silver mines, water holes, springs and forts. Parke had the permission of the Mexican government to travel through the area. During the expedition he paid his respects to the Mexican governor in charge at Tucson. A very early map of the region.

A few spots and toned along some folds. Issued folding, now tissue backed. Toning in large image appears darker than the actual map.


Ref: Wheat (TMW) #851.

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