Auction 123, Lot 229

"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.


Condition: A

Near fine example with a small spot in uncolored region of Utah. Lovely original coloring and full margins.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $60

Closed on 2/20/2008