Auction 168, Lot 201

"[Lot of 2] Map Showing Location of the Pueblos of Arizona and New Mexico [and] Map Showing Indian Reservations in the United States West of the 84th Meridian and Number of Indians Belonging Thereto 1881",

Subject: Western United States

Period: 1881 (circa)

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Color: Printed Color

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A. Map Showing Location of the Pueblos of Arizona and New Mexico, by John Wesley Powell, circa 1881 (11.9 x 9.4"). This is a finely engraved map detailing the various pueblos and Hopi mesas in the region. Within the Hopi area the map locates the mesa villages of Oraibi, Songapovi, Tewa, and Walpi in the Province of Tusayan. The map extends east to include Taos and Fort Garland. It locates Mesa Verde, Acoma, Laguna, Fort Defiance, Zuni, Isleta, San Ildefonso, Santa Clara, and more. Red overprinted icons indicate Inhabited, Abandoned, and Ruined Pueblos, plus Cavate Lodges, Cliff Lodges, and Towers. It also locates roads, trails, springs, railroads, topography, and ruins. All editions we've previously seen of this map have a small engraving of Walpi within the title cartouche, which this uncommon example is lacking. Compiled and drawn by Harry King. Condition: Issued folding with light toning that is more visible along the centerfold and a couple short fold separations.

B. Map Showing Indian Reservations in the United States West of the 84th Meridian and Number of Indians Belonging Thereto 1881, by U.S. Government, dated 1881 (18.1 x 13.1"). This is a precisely engraved map that shows existing, proposed, and "extinguished" Indian lands via various color and line. It also shows Indian agencies, Army outposts, towns, railroads, and Yellowstone National Park. Condition: Issued folding with light color offsetting mostly confined to the bottom blank margin and a 1.25" binding tear at right that has been closed on verso with archival materials.

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Condition: B+

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Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/6/2018

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