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Auction 135, Lot 232

"[Lot of 2] Map of Arizona [and] Map of New Mexico", Page, H. R.

Subject: Southwestern United States

Period: 1889 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

See Description

Map of Arizona, 16.2 x 25.2". This large format map is a scarce issue of the territory published by the little known Wangersheim firm of Chicago, copyright by the H.R. Page company. The map features only ten counties with Tucson shown as the territorial capital, an obvious error. The capital was first established in Prescott (Fort Whipple) in 1864, moved to Tucson in 1867, then back to Prescott in 1877, and finally to Phoenix in 1889. This map should properly show Prescott as the capital based on its date. It locates a large array of roads and trails, principally in the southern half of the territory. In the north is the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad, and the Southern Pacific Railroad is shown in the south. Mining was dominate at this time and all of the mining towns and camps are shown. Filled with interesting place names including Camp Verde and Camp Lincoln, shown about 30 miles apart on the Winslow/Breeds to Prescott wagon road. This is another obvious error as Camp Lincoln and Camp Verde are one and the same. Camp Lincoln was renamed Camp Verde in 1868 and is today a museum in the town of the same name. A rarely seen map that is a worthy addition to any serious Arizona collection. Surrounded by a banknote-style decorative border.

Map of New Mexico, 16.3 x 26.3". This large map is a scarce issue of New Mexico Territory by Wangersheim as above. There are only 13 counties and incomplete surveys, with most settlement clustered in the Rio Grande valley and along the railways. It locates a large array of railroads, roads and trails, and numerous Indian Reservations. A rarely seen map that will be a good addition to any New Mexico map collection. Surrounded by a banknote-style decorative border.


Condition: A

Both are near fine.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 2/16/2011