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Auction 106, Lot 182

"Map of Colorado Territory, and Northern Portion of New Mexico Showing the System of Parcs", Gilpin, William

Subject: Colorado

Period: 1873 (published)

Publication: Mission of the North American People

Color: Hand Color

21 x 20.2 inches
53.3 x 51.3 cm
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William Gilpin was the first governor of the State of Colorado and a proponent of Manifest Destiny and the transcontinental railway. The map is based on a similar map issued by Jacob Monk in 1865 and covers all of Colorado and part of northern New Mexico. It illustrates the continental divide and four Parcs; North, Middle, South and San Luis [Valley]. Lesser parks are also noted, as are the status of public land surveys, military posts, mines, and towns.


Condition: A

Folding as issued. Slight toning along folds, still overall very good.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $475

Closed on 3/3/2004