Auction 114, Lot 208

"Territory of Arizona", General Land Office

Subject: Arizona

Period: 1910 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
16.8 x 20.3 inches
42.7 x 51.6 cm

A very colorful map that provides a detailed look at the territory less than two years before statehood. The plate for this map has been completely re-engraved from earlier maps. It now features city plans in insets for Phoenix and Tucson. The map details the extent of the National Forests (not Forest Reserves as on previous maps) and the Grand Canyon Forest Reserve is delineated. It also includes the new categories of National Monuments and National Game Preserves, along with the Indian and Military reservations. Good detail of a large number of railroads serving the mining communities. Private land claims are now shown, without mention of confirmed and unconfirmed, and are outlined in red. The bold use of colors gives this map a strong visual impact. Details include watershed, mountains, railroads, wagon roads, private claims, unsurveyed townships, and much more. A great territorial period map that was produced under the direction of I.P. Berthrong, Chief of Drafting Division.

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Condition: A+

Folding, as issued. Mint.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $100

Closed on 3/1/2006

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