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Auction 108, Lot 172

"Map Showing the lines of Communication between Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico", Ruffner, Lt. E.H.

Subject: United States - Southwestern

Period: 1876 (dated)

Publication: U.S. War Dept.

Color: Black & White

18.5 x 14 inches
47 x 35.6 cm
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Depicts the region from Pueblo to Albuquerque and Fort Defiance to just east of Trinidad. Names Santa Fe, Taos, Fort Garland, Fort Wingate, Las Vegas, Trinidad and Pueblo. Great topographical details as well as roads, towns, watering holes, pueblos and much more. The map was issued at the conclusion of Ruffner's 1873 expedition into Ute Country, to quell the unrest between the Ute Indians and the prospectors in the newly discovered San Juan Mining Region. It is a scarce map, full of information not found elsewhere.


Condition: A

Very lightly toned along two folds, else fine. Issued folding, now backed with archival tissue.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/29/2004