Auction 135, Lot 238

"Territory of Arizona", General Land Office

Subject: Arizona

Period: 1903 (dated)

Publication: Department of the Interior

Color: Hand Color

31.5 x 37.5 inches
80 x 95.3 cm

This is the scarce large edition map that shows in great detail the extent of public surveys in Arizona Territory just nine years before statehood. It is rarer still as being an original segmented issue mounted on linen. This large, colorful issue is filled with high great detail that appears identical to the more common smaller issue. The extent of nine Indian reservations and at least four Military reservations, including Fort Apache, are clearly shown in different colors. Private claims, confirmed and unconfirmed, are outlined in red. The Grand Canyon Forest Reserve is shown. Brown hachured mountainous areas and the blue waterways combine to provide great visual impact. Details include watershed, mountains, railroads, wagon roads, private claims, unsurveyed townships, etc. This is the first map to name Sedona, here called Sedonia. Segmented and mounted on original linen. Self folds into a booklet form (6.5 x 12.6") with thick paper panel front and back which carry no title or other information. A rare issue.


Condition: A+

A little even age toning. No flaws in map, no splits in linen along segments, remarkable condition given the large size of this edition.

Estimate: $400 - $600

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/16/2011