"Map of New Mexico and Arizona", Matthews-Northrup Co
Subject: New Mexico & Arizona
Period: 1891 (dated)
Color: Printed Color
12.1 x 9.6 inches
30.7 x 24.4 cm
An uncommon pocket map produced by the same company that created the Century Atlases in the period 1897-1905, with the same remarkably precise engraving and coloring style. It shows the counties, topography, roads, railroads, cities, towns and the progress of the public surveys. A short history, description and index appears on the verso. The map folds into small red, embossed paper covers (2.2 x 5.3") noting this is part of the "indexed vest-pocket series." This was part of Matthew-Northrup's attempt to compete with Rand, McNally's vest pocket series. Evidently the project was not a commercial success, as these maps are scarce today.
Issued folding with minor staining at top. Paper wrappers have some light soiling and a small abrasion on the rear wrapper.