Auction 115, Lot 260

"[Lot of 2 - New Mexico]",

Subject: New Mexico

Period: 1901-07 (dated)

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Color: Printed Color

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1) Post Route Map of the Territory of New Mexico Showing Post Offices…in Operation on the 1st of June 1901. Also Railways…and the Several Mining Districts of the Territory. U.S. Government, printed by Norris Peters Co., 1901, 17 x 21". A very interesting and detailed map of the territory showing the post offices and mail routes in operation. The routes are shown with different colors to depict the frequency of service, from once a week to six times a week. Also shows railways under construction. Table in upper corner names 116 mining districts that are numbered and located throughout the map. Above the title the logo of the Post Office Department shows a pony express rider and a train.

2) Map of New Mexico Territory Compiled from the Official Records of the General Land Office and Other Sources under the Direction of I. P. Berthrong. Dept. of the Interior, 1907, 17.5 x 20". A colorful map with great detail issued just five years before statehood. Indian Reservations, Military Reservations, Forest Reserves, and Private Land Grants are clearly shown in different colors. Information includes watershed, mountains, railroads, wagon roads, private claims, unsurveyed townships, etc.

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Condition: A+

The former is mint. The latter map has a slight toning on one short fold line, else fine. Both folding, as issued

Estimate: $150 - $250

Sold for: $160

Closed on 6/21/2006

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