"Map of Colorado Territory, and Northern Portion of New Mexico Showing the System of Parcs", Gilpin, William
Subject: Colorado and New Mexico
Period: 1873 (published)
Publication: Mission of the North American People
Color: Hand Color
21 x 20.4 inches
53.3 x 51.8 cm
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 major 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. Locates the Denver and Rio Grande, Joseph & Denver, Kansas Pacific, Leavenworth & Denver, Union Pacific, and Denver Pacific railroads, plus a few others. A fascinating map that belongs in any Colorado collection. Printed by the J.B. Lippincott company.
Issued folding. Fine impression and strong color, original margins. Trace of toning along two folds, tiny holes at folds, still very good.