"Territories of New Mexico and Utah", Colton, Joseph Hutchins
Subject: Southwestern United States
Period: 1855 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
16 x 12.7 inches
40.6 x 32.3 cm
Second state of this very interesting map depicting the region with the largest configurations of the Utah and New Mexico territories. The Utah Territory encompasses all of today's Nevada and extends west to the Continental Divide into present-day northern Colorado with Fillmore City as it's capital. Nebraska and Kanzas Territories bound Utah on the east. New Mexico Territory includes part of southern Colorado and stretches west to include Arizona and the southern tip of present-day Nevada. Locates Fremont's routes, proposed routes for the Pacific Railroad, the Spanish Trail, and much more. A fine example of a very desirable map that Wheat found important enough to use as the frontispiece to Volume 4 of his Mapping the Transmississippi West. Decorative border. Includes descriptive text leaf.
References: Wheat [TMW]#832; Brown, Portolan - Spring 2005 pg. 48 - 51.
Remarkably clean and bright with just a hint of toning along edges. A fantastic example.