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Auction 126, Lot 245

"Territory of Arizona", General Land Office

Subject: Arizona

Period: 1899 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

17 x 20 inches
43.2 x 50.8 cm
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A colorful map with great detail of railroads, cities, roads, extent of surveying, etc., thirteen years before statehood. A legend at upper left provides a key to color coding for topography, Indian Reservations, Military Reservations, and Forest Reserves. Several private land claims, confirmed and unconfirmed, are also shown through color coding. Much of the territory remains to be surveyed and townships subdivided. Locates the Hualpai Indian Reservation, and the Hopi Reservation is still labelled the Moqui Indian Reservation. The Grand Canyon Reserve is shown. The brown hachured mountain areas and the blue waterways combine to provide great visual impact. Information includes watershed, mountains, railroads, wagon roads, private claims, unsurveyed townships, etc. A very handsome sheet that provides an interesting historical comparison to the 1896 edition in the previous lot.


Condition: A+

Folding as issued. The map has fine coloring and a beautiful impression.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 12/3/2008