Auction 122, Lot 247

"Colton's Territories of New Mexico Arizona Colorado Nevada and Utah", Colton, Joseph Hutchins

Subject: Southwestern United States

Period: 1863 (published)


Color: Hand Color

16 x 13 inches
40.6 x 33 cm

This is the scarce 1863 edition of the 1855 map showing the borders of the five territories. Nevada's eastern boundary runs along the 115 meridian, west of its current position. Several counties cross over the territorial line between Arizona and New Mexico, and Arizona incorporates the southern tip of Nevada. The Spanish trail leading from the Pueblo de los Angeles California to Abiquia, N.M. is shown, as are the Pony Express route, and the expeditions of Kearny, Gunnison and Fremont. Text on verso regards Mexico.


Condition: B+

Some toning and a couple faint spots in image.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $210

Closed on 12/5/2007