Catalog Archive
Auction 123, Lot 880

"Annual Reports of the Department of the Interior for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1903. Miscellaneous Reports. Part III. Governor of New Mexico", U.S. Gov't Printing Office

Subject: Miscellaneous Books

Period: 1903 (published)

Publication: HR Doc. 5, 58th Congress, 2d Session


6 x 9.3 inches
15.2 x 23.6 cm

This report features the 1903 edition of the General Land Office's map of the Territory of New Mexico, a colorful and fascinating map that shows in great detail the extent of existing Indian reservations, Military reservations, Forest Reserves and Private Land Grants through color and hash. Mountains shown by a brown hachure, plus all the other colors on the map combine to provide great visual impact. Filled with information on watershed, mountains, railroads, wagon roads, unsurveyed townships, etc. The short-lived county of Leonard Wood is delineated; in 1903 Guadalupe county was renamed Leonard Wood and then returned to Guadalupe in 1905. The map was compiled by Frank Bond, Chief of Drafting Division. Map is fine (A+). The report is further illustrated with dozens of beautiful black and white photographs. 8vo, 674 pages. Hardbound in original calf with gilt title on red, brown and black bands on spine


Condition: A

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

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $140

Closed on 2/20/2008