Auction 124, Lot 198

"Territory of Arizona", General Land Office

Subject: Arizona

Period: 1902 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

17 x 20.5 inches
43.2 x 52.1 cm

This colorful and fascinating map with great detail was published ten years before statehood was gained. The extent of nine Indian reservations, four Military reservations, including Fort Apache, and numerous Forest Reservations are clearly shown in different colors. Private claims, confirmed and unconfirmed, are outlined in red, and the Grand Canyon Forest Preserve is noted. Brown hachured mountainous areas and the blue waterways combine to provide great visual impact. The details included on the map are watershed, mountains, railroads, wagon roads, private claims, and unsurveyed townships. The 1902 edition is less common than most other issues.


Condition: B

A fine example with bright color and a crisp impression, folding as issued. The map has the perforated "Free Library of Philadelphia" stamp at lower right.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/7/2008