Auction 116, Lot 228

"Territory of Arizona", General Land Office

Subject: Arizona

Period: 1903 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

16.8 x 20.3 inches
42.7 x 51.6 cm

This colorful and fascinating map presents great detail of the territory just nine years before statehood. The extent of nine Indian reservations and at least four Military reservations, including Fort Apache, are clearly shown in different colors. Private claims, confirmed and unconfirmed, are outlined in red. The Grand Canyon Forest Reserve is shown. Brown hachured mountainous areas and the blue waterways combine to provide great visual impact. Details include watershed, mountains, railroads, wagon roads, private claims, unsurveyed townships, etc. This is the first map to name Sedona, here called Sedonia. An interesting comparison to the previous map.


Condition: A

Issued folding, now flat. Fine color and impression with just a hint of toning along the left vertical fold.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/20/2006