Auction 119, Lot 233

"Map No. 2. Rio Colorado of the West…", Ives, Joseph C. (Lt.)

Subject: Southwestern United States - Grand Canyon

Period: 1858 (dated)

Publication: Report upon the Colorado River of the West

Color: Black & White

34.7 x 14.5 inches
88.1 x 36.8 cm

This map is the second, in a series of four, that represents one of the most important exploring efforts of the American Southwest. It details the region around the Grand Canyon and Little Colorado River using Eggloffstein's unique 3-D like technique that imparts the appearance of depth to the topography that resembles an aerial photograph. The map shows the river from about Needles (Whipple's Crossing and Mojave Canyon) north through Black Canyon, to the Little Colorado and then north to beyond the survey's limit as the riverbed fades to nothing. Carl Wheat devotes several pages to this map and the process used to produce it. The map locates Fort Defiance, Campbell's Pass, Zuni, Moquis (Hopi) Pueblos, San Francisco Springs (Flagstaff), Las Vegas, the Mormon Road, numerous Indian tribes, and much more. Several important exploration routes & trails are shown including The Old Spanish Trail, Whipple's trail 1853-4 and Beale's trail.

References: Wheat (TMW) #948.

Condition: B

Folding, as issued. One fold separation repaired on verso with archival tape. Apart from some light scattered foxing, it is a very nice example.

Estimate: $240 - $275

Sold for: $300

Closed on 5/9/2007