Auction 171, Lot 267


"Post Route Map of the Territory of New Mexico Showing Post Offices with the Intermediate Distances and Mail Routes...", U.S. Government

Subject: New Mexico

Period: 1902 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

17 x 21 inches
43.2 x 53.3 cm

Very interesting and detailed map of the territory showing the post offices and mail routes in operation. The routes are shown with different colors to depict the frequency of service, from once a week to six times a week. The map also details the railways under construction and identifies forest reserves in green overprinting. A table in the upper corner names 116 mining districts that are numbered and located throughout the map. Above the title, the logo of the Post Office Department shows a pony express rider and a train. Printed by The Norris Peteres Co., Photo-Litho.


Condition: B+

Issued folding and backed with tissue to reinforce and repair a number of fold separations. There is minor creasing along the lower left vertical fold and light toning along the fold lines.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $65

Closed on 2/6/2019