Auction 124, Lot 264

"Post Route Map of the Territory of New Mexico…", U.S. Government

Subject: New Mexico

Period: 1909 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

30.5 x 37 inches
77.5 x 94 cm

A large and uncommon pocket map of the territory that details the post offices and mail routes throughout the territory. The routes are shown with different colors to depict the frequency of service, from once a week to six times a week, including special services and mail messengers. The legend also locates discontinued post offices, electric power lines, and more. The smaller example of this map is fairly uncommon, while this large format edition is a rarity. The logo of the Post Office Department, featuring a pony express rider and a train is above the title. The map folds into gilt-stamped, black cloth covers.


Condition: B+

A nice example with some fold intersection splits, typical for a map of this size. Also a light stain area to the right of Santa Fe. Old owner's name written on front paste-down.

Estimate: $180 - $220


Closed on 5/7/2008