New Mexico & Arizona 1874


“Gray’s Atlas Map of New Mexico and Arizona.”  Philadelphia: O.W. Gray, 1874.  11 1/2 x 14 1/2.  Lithograph.  Original hand color.  Very good condition

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An interesting map of these two southwestern territories (both admitted as states in 1912).  Arizona had been split off from the original, larger New Mexico territory in 1863 and this map shows the region as it was beginning to develop a decade after the Civil War.  Towns, counties and forts are shown throughout.  Of particular interest is the information on the railroads in the territory, including the Atlantic & Pacific R.R. and the Texas & Pacific R.R..  Counties are indicated with contrasting shades and topography is shown with hatchuring, both giving the map a pleasant appearance.