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TREASURE CHEST

The Treasure Chest:

In honor of the statehood centennial of both Arizona and New Mexico we've acquired a special collection of early maps of the region ranging from 1861 (at the bottom of the page) to 1937. I think you'll find them as engrossing as I have. Once you start looking at them closely, you'll be surprised, amused, and enchanted. This is only a sampling of the maps we have available. Please email us to see more!

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This map dates from the early 1860s as neither Phoenix nor Flagstaff can be found on it.

The image area is 24 by 17 inches.

Interesting items on the Arizona portion include:

-a reference to the "Cosina Indians" (?)

-proposed railroad routes

-the "Santa Catrina Mountains:" which are shown as the only mountains around Tucson

-also: NO GRAND CANYON!

 

$475 framed

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This 1895 map measures 11.25x14 inches. One particularly bleak patch of ground down near the lower left corner of Yavapai County is named "Cactus Plain." In Pima County, on what would later become the Tohono O'odham Reservation some homesick Scotsman evidently named a desert peak for the lovely green mountain of his home, "Ben Nevis."

A mere $30

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This map from 1888 shows the counties as they existed in territorial days. Of particular note "Navajo" Indian Reservation in the upper right corner, and the "Three Conspicuous Peaks" near the very bottom left.

20.25x13.75 inches This Rand MacNalley treasure is $100