Auction 119, Lot 222

"Map of the Rocky Mountain Region Showing the Approximate Location and Extent of Forest Areas and Irrigation Ditches in 1885", U.S.D.A.

Subject: United States - Western

Period: 1885 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

18.8 x 31 inches
47.8 x 78.7 cm

Uncommon map of the Intermountain West featuring forest lands shown in green and main irrigation canals shown with red overprinting. The map stretches from Canada to Mexico and includes Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico with most of Arizona. It features remarkable detail throughout including surveyed townships, towns, forts, Indian Reservations, and watershed plus topography by hachure. An important map documenting the eventual full irrigation system created in the West. Finely lithographed by the firm of A. Hoen of Baltimore.


Condition: A+

Close trim at binding side, as issued. A fine example.

Estimate: $160 - $220

Sold for: $80

Closed on 5/9/2007