"California Utah, Lr. California and New Mexico", Ettling, Theodor
Subject: Western United States & Mexico
Period: 1858 (published)
Publication: Weekly Dispatch Atlas
Color: Hand Color
12.1 x 17 inches
30.7 x 43.2 cm
This British-produced map of the Southwest was included in the January 31, 1858, Sunday Supplement to the Weekly Dispatch newspaper and then incorporated into the popular Weekly Dispatch Atlas. The map extends above California's northern border to Cape Blanco and east to the Continental Divide and Rio Grande Valley. The large Utah Territory extends from California to the Continental Divide, occupying all of today's Nevada and much of Colorado. New Mexico Territory stretches from California to beyond the Rio Grande Valley, containing today's Arizona and parts of Nevada and Colorado. The settled areas are presented in good detail and numerous Indian tribes, forts, and watersheds are located. Several unnamed wagon roads or trails are delineated, as are the Old Spanish Trail, and the railroad survey across New Mexico Territory. The map includes much of northern Mexico and the Baja peninsula. Topography is shown through hachure. Wheat says, "This map is an excellent representation of the country."
References: Wheat (TMW) #942.
Backed with tissue and partially remargined at left with old paper. There are a few spots of foxing in the image and faint damp stains confined to the right blank margin.