Auction 126, Lot 235

"Johnson's California Territories of New Mexico and Utah", Johnson & Ward

Subject: Southwestern United States

Period: 1862 (published)

Publication: Illustrated Family Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
24.5 x 17 inches
62.2 x 43.2 cm

This is one of the most desirable editions from this great series of maps covering the Southwest. Arrizona shows up in the southern part of New Mexico Territory. This is thought to represent the Confederate Territory of Arizona that existed for nearly a year from August 1861 until July of 1862. The Confederate General Baylor appointed himself the territorial governor and claimed all of New Mexico Territory south of the 34th parallel. In the southern part of Arizona is the "Gadsden Ten Million Purchase of Mexico." The Utah/Nevada border follows the 116th meridian. The map is filled with historic and interesting notations. One note in the area of Quartzite, Arizona refers to the area as being "exceedingly fertile and abundantly timbered and well watered." Additional details include the U.S. Mail routes, the Emigrant road to California, the proposed railroad route through Utah, Nevada and California, and the Pony Express trail.

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Condition: B+

Fold separations affecting the border have been repaired with archival tape and there is slight toning along the centerfold.

Estimate: $450 - $600

Sold for: $750

Closed on 12/3/2008

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