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Auction 114, Lot 201

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

Subject: Southwestern United States - Colorado & New Mexico

Period: 1876 (dated)

Publication: U.S. War Department

Color: Black & White

18.3 x 14 inches
46.5 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, which was organized to help quell the unrest between the Ute Indians and the prospectors in the newly discovered San Juan Mining Region. This is an uncommon map, full of information not found elsewhere.


Condition: A

Folding, as issued. Binding trim tear just to border, cleanly closed on verso with archival tape. One tiny pin hole at fold intersection visible when held to light, else fine.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 3/1/2006