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Lot 31

Rare 1890 New Mexico Promotional with 2 Maps

31. FROST, Max (editor). New Mexico: Its Resources, Climate, Geography, and Geological Condition. Santa Fe: New Mexican Printing Company, 1890. 216 pp., 2 lithographed folding maps: (1) Official Map of New Mexico 1890. Prepared under the Direction of the Bureau of Immigration, 82 x 64.8 cm; (2) Map of the Santa Fé Route and Connections. Chicago Rand McNally & Co. [with inset of Mexico], 38.7 x 99.2 cm. 8vo, original tan lithograph pictorial wrappers illustrating the prosperity and products of New Mexico, stitched. Other than occasional light staining, very fine, professionally conserved, map mounted on archival tissue. Very rare.
     First edition. Eberstadt 105:235. Herd 857. Compendium and promotional on New Mexico towns, Native Americans, history, quality of life, railroads, mining, stock raising and agricultural resources (touting potential for grazing). The first map shows New Mexico in large scale with each county delineated and locates boundaries and grantees of all the numerous early Spanish and Mexican land grants. The second map shows railroad routes through the Western United States.($750-1,500)

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