Auction 136, Lot 254

"Colton's Territories of New Mexico and Utah", Colton, Joseph Hutchins

Subject: United States - Southwestern

Period: 1859 (circa)

Publication: Atlas of the World

Color: Hand Color

15.8 x 12.8 inches
40.1 x 32.5 cm

Map shows the proposed division between New Mexico and Arizona. New Mexico extends between Texas and California while Utah encompasses all of today's Nevada and extends west to the Continental Divide in today's Colorado, with Fillmore City as its capital. Locates several of Fremont's routes, proposed routes for the Pacific Railroad and the Spanish Trail. Surrounded by Colton's distinctive scroll border. Dated 1855, but published by Johnson & Browning about 1859 based on county development. This is in the sixth state of twelve.

References: Wheat (TMW) #832; Brown (Portolan - Spring 2005) p. 48-51.

Condition: A

Nice example. Slight toning in the margin.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $140

Closed on 6/1/2011