"Gray's Atlas Map of New Mexico and Arizona", Gray, O. W.
Subject: United States - Southwestern
Period: 1873 (published)
Publication: Gray's Atlas
Color: Hand Color
14.8 x 11.5 inches
37.6 x 29.2 cm
This is one of the better early atlas maps depicting Arizona Territory. There are only five counties in Arizona, namely Mohave, Yuma, Pima, Yavapai, and a large Maricopa that extends all the way to New Mexico. At this point in time Tucson is shown as the capital. The counties of New Mexico suggest a date of 1872 or '73 because Santa Ana county has not yet merged into Bernalillo. The map shows villages, the major mining towns, many forts and much more. A few railroads are delineated, including the Texas & Pacific, Denver & Rio Grande, and the Atlantic & Pacific. A great map published about 10 years after the creation of Arizona Territory.
Near fine example with a small spot in uncolored region of Utah. Lovely original coloring and full margins.