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Auction 161, Lot 260

"Sketch of Public Surveys in New Mexico to Accompany the Annual Report of the Surveyor General for 1862", General Land Office

Subject: Southwestern United States

Period: 1862 (dated)

Publication: HR Ex. Doc. No. 1, 37th Congress, 3rd Session

Color: Black & White

28.2 x 21 inches
71.6 x 53.3 cm

Early, large-scale, territorial map by the Surveyor Generals Office, Santa Fe, New Mexico. It includes all of today's Arizona and extends to show the northern reaches of the Sea of Cortez, California at the west and Colorado and Utah to the north. The area of present-day New Mexico is depicted with limited surveying, primarily the settled areas of Santa Fe, Albuquerque and along the valley of the Rio Grande River. Place names include Dona Ana, El Paso and Ft. Bliss, Ft. Craig, Taos, the Hopi Pueblos, San Francisco Mountain, Ft. Buchanan, Ft. Yuma, Tucson, San Xavier, Tubac, and more. The center of the territory is noted as Unexplored. The area of today's Phoenix is Maricopa Wells. Most of Arizona is blank with little cartographic information save a few rudimentary rivers, two Indian Reservations and mountain ranges. Hachuring indicates private land claims, Pueblo Indian grants, and townships subdivided.


Condition: B

Issued folding and now flattened and backed with tissue. There are several small fold separations that have been archivally repaired on verso and the binder's cut at lower left is trimmed to inside the neatline and has been replaced with old paper.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 2/8/2017