Territories of New Mexico and Utah.
13 x 16 . A very nice copy of one of the most important and popular antique maps of the southwest and justly so. Five states would be carved out of the primitive territories displayed here only recently acquired from Mexico. Although the region was little known, the topography shown is clearly drawn from the expeditions of Emory (1848), Stansbury (1850), Sitgreaves (1853), and the great Pacific Railroad Surveys (1853-55) and others. Fremont's routes are noted at least four times on the map. For all the trails and topography noted, there is little in the way of settlement. Utah has a handful of places named from Ogden to Fillmore City (here the capitol of the territory), while New Mexico shows considerable settlement from Pike's Stockade and Ft. Massachusetts in the north to Franklin (across the Rio Grande from the Mexican town of El Paso) in the south. Both territories have counties spanning their great width from Texas and the continental divide to California. An attractive and important map here in an early issue with blank verso. Wheat 832, Brown State 2.
Book Id: 26528