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Pingenot Auction, Lot 195

195. [MAP]. WALZ, W. G. Map of Mexico. Compliments of W. G. Walz Company...El Paso, Texas. Chicago: Rand McNally, [1916]. Pocket map: Machine-printed map in full color. 35.5 x 53.5 cm (14 x 21 inches), folded into original 16mo stiff grey printed wrappers. Very fine.
        On the pocket map folder, the Walz emporium touts its goods to enhance borderland outings—Eastman Kodaks, film, rifles, revolvers, ammunition, flash lights, sun glasses, Spalding athletic goods, safety razors, playing cards, poker chips, Ingersoll watches, fishing tackle, Victor victrolas, etc. Pingenot: An interesting map issued in the wake of Gen. Pershing’s Punitive Expedition into Mexico. Overprinted in red with sites of U.S. forts on the border from New Mexico through Texas, including Huachuca, Bayard, Bliss, Clark, Duncan, McIntosh, Ringgold and Brown. Also highlighted are the "Principal Garrisons of Mexican-Constitutionalist Troops in the North," as well as "Routes Taken by U.S. Soldiers" in pursuit of Pancho Villa, indicated by two large arrows southward from Columbus, NM.
($150-300)