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Auction 132, Lot 229

"[Lot of 2] Colorado [and] Salida and Mount Ouray",

Subject: Colorado

Period: 1917-35


Color: Printed Color

See Description

1) Colorado, from Ruth Taylor White's Gay Geography, circa 1935 (11.5 x 8.5"). Ruth Taylor White's charming pictorial maps are among the most popular collectible maps of the early 20th century. These whimsical maps, often known as cartographs, combine graphic style, color and comical observation. Caricatures representing the various industries and attractions overlay each state's geography, with major cities located. This map provides a great glimpse of the wide variety of activities, commerce and resources in Colorado. There is unrelated text on the state of Connecticut on verso.

2) Salida and Mount Ouray, lithograph view from Rocky Mountain Views on the Rio Grande, published by Van Noy Inter-State Co., Denver in 1917 (8 x 6"). The Denver and Rio Grande railroad dominates the view of the little town of Salida, which was founded in 1880 as a railroad station to serve the mining industry and soon grew to become the mainline through the Rocky Mountains with connections to the west coast. Tipped onto the original backing paper.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/2/2010