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Auction 156, Lot 243

"[Lot of 3] Historical Trails Through New Mexico the Land of Enchantment [and] Gallup New Mexico the Indian Capital [and] Arizona Welcomes You",

Subject: Southwestern United States

Period: 1940 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

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A. Historical Trails Through New Mexico the Land of Enchantment, by the New Mexico State Tourist Bureau, dated 1940 (16.5 x 21.4"). This very colorful map of New Mexico is drawn in the style of Jo Mora and covers the region from Taos and Shiprock south to Carlsbad and El Paso. Early explorer routes are shown including those of Coronado, Espejo and Onate as well as numerous old trails including the Santa Fe, Butterfield and Comanche. The map is richly embellished with illustrations including a cattle drive, wagon train, Spanish soldiers and various wildlife. The verso contains text about Coronado and the various trails. The map was produced by Wilfred Stedman on behalf of the New Mexico State Tourist Bureau. Condition: Issued folding with bold color. There are tiny pinholes confined to the corners of the blank margins.

B. Gallup New Mexico the Indian Capital, by L.H. Ewing, circa 1940 (15.3 x 21.8"). This unusual pictorial map is centered on Gallup and is filled with vignettes depicting Indian life and tourist attractions including Monument Valley, the Painted Desert, Kit Carson's Cave, and Rainbow Bridge. Drawn by Santa Fe artist Louis Ewing on behalf of the Gallup Chamber of Commerce. Numerous illustrations and a small road map fill the verso. Condition: Issued folding with vivid colors.

C. Arizona Welcomes You, by George M. Avey, circa 1940 (16.6 x 21.4"). This amusing pictorial map is filled with illustrations showing tourist destinations in the state. Near the Grand Canyon are humorous notes stating "Golly - what a gully" and "40 years a prospector." A notation along the eastern border suggests to "Ask about um road conditions before entering Indian country." The verso details the state's history and discusses major attractions. Condition: Issued folding with one tiny split at a fold intersection.


Condition: A

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Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/17/2016