1856 Territories of New Mexico and Utah
By: J.H. Colton
Date: 1856 (Published) New York
Dimensions: 12.75 x 15.75 inches (33 cm x 40 cm)
This is an authentic, antique map hand-colored map by J.H. Colton focusing on the Territories of New Mexico and Utah but including other regions as well. This is an excellent map detailing this country’s earliest period of western expansion. The map extends from Oregon and Nebraska in the north and extends to lower California, northern Mexico and Texas in the south. Features such as forts, Indian tribes, counties, mountains, rivers and lakes are all clearly depicted.
Myriad routes and trails such as the Oregon Trail and the Spanish route are depicted in this, one of the first maps to detail this part of America. The Mormons had just barely settled in Utah, yet their major cities are denoted.
Colton not only depicts explorers’ routes, but also many proposed routes for railroads. Mountain passes are named.
Decorative scrollwork border.
Condition: This map is in B+ condition with full margins, damp staining and toning on the margins.
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