Auction 117, Lot 279

"Territory of New Mexico", General Land Office

Subject: New Mexico

Period: 1903 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

18 x 21.8 inches
45.7 x 55.4 cm

A colorful and fascinating map published only nine years before New Mexico obtained statehood. Shows in incredible detail the extent of existing Indian reservations, Military reservations, Forest Reserves and Private Land Grants through color and pattern. The brown hachure indicating the mountains plus all the other colors used on the map combine to provide great visual impact. Filled with information on watershed, mountains, railroads, wagon roads, unsurveyed townships, etc. Locates the short-lived county of Leonard Wood to the southeast of Santa Fe with Santa Rosa as the county seat. In 1903 Guadalupe County was renamed Leonard Wood and then back to Guadalupe in 1905. The map was compiled by Frank Bond, Chief of Drafting Division and lithographed by the Andrew B. Graham Photo-Litho company.


Condition: A

Folding as issued. A beautiful example with fine coloring and full margins.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $240

Closed on 12/6/2006