Auction 123, Lot 879

"Annual Reports of the Department of the Interior for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1901. Miscellaneous Reports. Part III. Governor of New Mexico", U.S. Gov't Printing Office

Subject: Miscellaneous Books

Period: 1901 (published)

Publication: HR Doc. 5, 57th Congress, 1st Session


6 x 9.3 inches
15.2 x 23.6 cm

This interesting and highly informative report contains four foldout maps of coal mines and a foldout Post Route Map of the Territory of New Mexico... that measures 17 x 21". This is a very detailed map of the territory showing the post offices and mail routes in operation. The routes are shown with different colors to depict the frequency of service, from once a week to six times a week. It also shows railways under construction. A table in the upper left corner names 116 mining districts that are numbered and located throughout the map. Above the title, the logo of the Post Office Department shows a pony express rider and a train. The map is fine (A+). The report is extensively illustrated with beautiful black and white photography, plus an attractive Bird's eye view of the United States Marine Hospital Service Sanitarium at Fort Stanton, New Mexico showing the facility in tremendous detail. 8vo, 574 pages. Hardbound in original calf with gilt title on red, brown and black bands on spine


Condition: B+

Text and plates very good with just a hint of toning along edges. Covers are lightly worn along edges. Spine and covers are separated from binding. Pastedown label from the University of North Dakota inside front cover.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/20/2008