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