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Auction 153, Lot 248

"[Untitled - Map of Colorado in] Mountain Mail No. 68", Rand McNally & Co.

Subject: Colorado

Period: 1881 (published)


Color: Black & White

16.6 x 23.3 inches
42.2 x 59.2 cm

This is the September 17th, 1881 issue of Mountain Mail. On the back cover is an untitled map of Colorado (14.2 x 10.2") by Rand McNally featuring the city of Salida at center depicted with a large star. Below the map is a long article urging readers to vote for Salida to become the state capital over other, more established cities including Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Denver won the vote later that year. Complete four-page issue.


Condition: B+

A very clean, bright example that has been skillfully reattached at the fold with archival material.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/20/2015