Auction 110, Lot 157

"Johnson's California Territories of New Mexico and Utah", Johnson & Ward

Subject: United States - Southwestern

Period: 1862 (circa)

Publication: New Illustrated Family Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
25 x 17 inches
63.5 x 43.2 cm

One of the most desirable maps from this series. Arrizona shows up in the southern third of New Mexico Territory. This is thought to represent the Confederate Territory of Arizona that existed for nearly a year from August 1861 until July of 1862. The Confederate General Baylor appointed himself the territorial governor and claimed all of New Mexico Territory south of the 34th Parallel, naming it the Confederate Territory of Arizona. Here the Utah/Nevada border is at 116°. Filled with historical notes and two interesting notations - one note in the area of Quartzite, Arizona refers to the area as being "exceedingly fertile and abundantly timbered and well watered." Details the U.S. Mail routes, the Emigrant road to California, the proposed railroad route through Utah, Nevada and California, and the Pony Express trail.

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Condition: B

Lovely, dark impression and fine original coloring. A few short marginal tears, some scattered foxing in the map, else very good.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $350

Closed on 3/2/2005

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