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Auction 116, Lot 223

"Map of the Region Occupied by the Ancient Ruins in Southern Colorado, Utah and Northern New Mexico and Arizona Also Showing the Locations of Most of the Modern Pueblos", Wheeler, George (Lt)

Subject: Southwestern United States

Period: 1876 (published)

Publication: Report on the Ancient Ruins...Examined during summers of 1875 & 76

Color: Black & White

24 x 19 inches
61 x 48.3 cm
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This map is from Hayden's monumental survey effort. It was prepared to accompany W.H. Holmes' report and details the Four Corners region of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado. It extends from the New Mexican pueblos of Taos, Santa Clara, San Ildefonso, Zuni and Laguna, west to show the Hopi Mesas, here referred to as Moqui, as well as many ancient sites including Chaco (a side bar names eleven distinct ruins), Canon de Chelly, and Mesa Verde. Good topographical and watershed detail, and numerous forts are identified. The map was the result of a thorough investigation of the area in the early days of archeological research and it would form the starting point for subsequent and more detailed examinations of specific ruins in the years to come. The Navajo reservation is shown, in a much smaller configuration than today, between Chaco and the Moqui Pueblos.


Condition: B

Nice impression printed on sound paper with original margins. Tear at binding edge into map's legend, closed on verso.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/20/2006