Catalog Archive
Auction 115, Lot 205

"Map of the Rocky Mountain Region Showing the Approximate Location and Extent of Forest Areas and Irrigation Ditches in 1885", U.S.D.A.

Subject: United States - Western

Period: 1885 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

18.8 x 31 inches
47.8 x 78.7 cm
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Uncommon map of the Intermountain West featuring forest lands shown in green and main irrigation canals shown with red overprinting. Stretches from Canada to Mexico and includes Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico with most of Arizona. Remarkable detail throughout including surveyed townships, towns, forts, Indian Reservations, and watershed plus topography by hachure. An important map documenting the eventual full irrigation system created in the West. Finely lithographed by the firm of A. Hoen of Baltimore.


Condition: A+

Folding, as issued. One light spot in blank area of map in Montana.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $210

Closed on 6/21/2006