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Auction 195, Lot 242

"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
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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.


Condition: B+

Issued folding with minor staining at top. Paper wrappers have some light soiling and a small abrasion on the rear wrapper.

Estimate: $110 - $140


Closed on 11/15/2023