Auction 145, Lot 272

"Page's Map of New Mexico", Page, H. R.

Subject: New Mexico

Period: 1881 (dated)

Publication: Illustrated Historical Atlas of Wisconsin

Color: Hand Color

15.6 x 18.5 inches
39.6 x 47 cm

This large map is a scarce issue of New Mexico Territory by the little-known H.R. Page & Co. firm of Chicago. There are only 12 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, lakes and rivers. A rarely seen map that is a worthy addition to any serious New Mexico map collection.

This map was included in Page’s Illustrated Historical Atlas of Wisconsin. Page had purchased the plates from the 1878 edition by Synder, Van Vechten & Company, and expanded the atlas to include thirteen other state maps including this one.

References: Ristow p. 443; cf. Phillips (A) #2634.

Condition: B+

Original color with light, pleasant even-age toning and minor soiling primarily confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 6/12/2013