Auction 151, Lot 262

"[Lot of 2] Territory of New Mexico Compiled from the Official Records of the General Land Office and Other Sources... [and] Map of the Territory of New Mexico", General Land Office

Subject: New Mexico

Period: 1897-1903 (circa)

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Color: Printed Color

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A. Territory of New Mexico Compiled from the Official Records of the General Land Office and Other Sources..., dated 1903 (18.1 x 21.8"). A colorful and fascinating map published only nine years before New Mexico obtained statehood. Shows in incredible detail the extent of existing Indian Reservations, Military Reservations, Forest Reserves and Private Land Grants through color and pattern. The brown hachure indicating the mountains plus all the other colors used on the map combine to provide great visual impact. Filled with information on watershed, mountains, railroads, wagon roads, unsurveyed townships, etc. Locates the short-lived county of Leonard Wood to the southeast of Santa Fe with Santa Rosa as the county seat. In 1903 Guadalupe County was renamed Leonard Wood and then back to Guadalupe in 1905. The map was compiled by Frank Bond, Chief of Drafting Division and lithographed by the Andrew B. Graham Photo-Litho company.

B. Map of the Territory of New Mexico, circa 1897 (13.0 x 18.8"). This detailed map identifies 80 mining districts which are listed in a table along the right margin. A note in the lower margin states "Red lines on map indicate springs, running water, and irrigating ditches."

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Condition: A

Issued folding with a hint of toning along a few folds.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $190

Closed on 11/19/2014

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