Auction 140, Lot 205

"[Lot of 2] Asher & Adams' Arizona [and] Asher & Adams' Utah", Asher & Adams

Subject: Southwestern United States

Period: 1873 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

22.8 x 16.3 inches
57.9 x 41.4 cm

A. Asher & Adams' Arizona. Double-page map shows an early Arizona with five very large counties that composed the territory of the time. The map displays major rivers, numerous mines, military and Indian reservations, and the progress of public surveys. It also depicts a few key roads and two proposed east-west rail lines that were to cross the territory. A small Navajo Reservation is noted in the northeast corner and Tucson is shown as the territorial capital.

B. Asher & Adams' Utah. Another double-page map focused on Utah but including parts of Wyoming, Colorado and Nevada. 18 counties are noted and Salt Lake City is shown as the capital. Development is confined from the Salt Lake area down to the southwest corner along the Salt Lake, Sevier Valley and Pioche Railroad. The completed Central/ Union Pacific Railroad is shown going from Wyoming through Utah into Nevada with some spur lines going into central and northern Utah.


Condition: B+

Original hand color with just a hint of offsetting on the Arizona sheet and light toning along the centerfold and edges of both sheets.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 5/23/2012