Auction 112, Lot 204

"Colton's Territories of New Mexico and Utah", Johnson & Browning

Subject: Southwestern United States

Period: 1860 (circa)

Publication: Illustrated Family Atlas

Color: Hand Color

16 x 13 inches
40.6 x 33 cm

This is the scarce issue of Colton's great map of the American Southwest. Both the territories of Utah and New Mexico are shown in a transitional state with boundaries of the proposed new territories. The proposed territory of Arizona is shown to the south of New Mexico. The newly proposed territory of Nevada is shown taking in the western part of Utah with the border at the 114th meridian, but wandering south-south-west from Preuss L. to form a boundary along the Spanish Trail. To the east of Utah is yet another provisional territory, that of Colona, which became Colorado in 1861. Further east is part of Kanzas and Nebraska. The map locates numerous early exploration routes, mail routes and proposed routes for the Pacific Railroad, and much more. Surrounded by Colton's distinctive scroll border. Dated 1855, and published circa 1860.

References: Wheat (TMW) #832; cf Phillips #816.

Condition: A

Very fine impression and coloring with full margins. A couple marginal spots well away from image and border.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $600

Closed on 9/28/2005