Auction 148, Lot 233

"Colton's Map of California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona & New Mexico", Colton, G.W. & C.B.

Subject: Southwestern United States

Period: 1865 (dated)

Publication: General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

26.5 x 17.1 inches
67.3 x 43.4 cm

This map of the Southwest features the Pacific Railroad which is shown only partially completed just entering Utah, with the "proposed route" extending westward. Arizona Territory encompasses the southern tip of Nevada and has its first four counties, namely Mohave, Yuma, Pima and Yavapai with Prescott as the capitol. New Mexico Territory retains its original 'strip' counties. The Utah/Nevada border still extends to 115°, and Wyoming is known as Dakota Territory. The Pony Express route is shown, as is the Mail Route. The map has exceptional information on railroads, both built and planned. It is filled with place names, information on topography and watershed, and numerous notes. For example, one note in west central Colorado states "Elevated plain, fertile, gently rolling with fresh water, lakes and timber." Fancy titling and decorative scroll-style border. Dated 1865, but published circa 1869.

References: Wheat (TMW) #1200.

Condition: B+

Original color with a few small spots and light toning along centerfold and sheet edges.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $160

Closed on 2/19/2014