Catalog Archive
Auction 184, Lot 371

"A Map of Exploration in the Spanish Southwest 1528-1793", Automobile Club of Southern California

Subject: Southwestern United States & Mexico

Period: 1932 (dated)

Publication: Supplement to Touring Topics, Volume Twenty-Four, Number One

Color: Printed Color

32.9 x 22 inches
83.6 x 55.9 cm
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This decorative historical map of the southwestern United States & Mexico was compiled by Joseph Hill and illustrated by Dillon Lauritzen. It was issued as a supplement to Touring Topics, a monthly magazine focused on automobile tourism. The colorful map is filled with the tracks of 30 Spanish explorations from De Vaca and Coronado to Vial, Mares and Fragoso with a key at lower left. Illustrations include Indians, buffaloes, bear, coyotes, pictorial topography, and more. Explorer portraits surround the map with accompanying descriptive text. On a full sheet with English text measuring 42.1 x 28.0".


Condition: A

A colorful example on a clean sheet with a few minor fold separations. Issued folding.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $210

Closed on 9/15/2021