Auction 116, Lot 221

"Sketch of the Public Surveys in New Mexico & Arizona", General Land Office

Subject: Southwestern United States, New Mexico, Arizona

Period: 1866 (dated)

Publication: H.R. Doc No.1, 37th Congress, 3rd Session

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.8 x 28 inches
52.8 x 71.1 cm

This interesting and historical map was issued to accompany the 1867 Annual Report of the Commissioner of the General Land Office. Issued just four years following the creation of Arizona Territory, it is filled with great detail and place names. Color coding shows the locations of silver, gold, and copper mines. It locates ruins, wells, explorer's routes, forts, Indian tribes, topographical and watershed information. In original color, it is signed in the plate by the commissioner. A most desirable map that is becoming increasingly difficult to find.

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Condition: B

Issued folding, now pressed with some archival tape on verso to support folds and close splits. Toned along some folds. Short tear at margin and a small, closed puncture near Yuma.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $190

Closed on 9/20/2006

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