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Frost, Max, editor
Santa Fe, N.M.: New Mexican Printing Company, 1890. 216pp. plus tipped-in errata slip and two large lithographed folding maps. Original tinted pictorial wrappers. Expertly mended along joint of front wrapper. Text a bit toned, but clean. Very good. First edition of this uncommon promotional for the territory of New Mexico, printed in Santa Fe by the Bureau of Immigration, and including large folding maps of New Mexico and its land grants, and of the Santa Fe Railroad Route and connections. The text covers a wide range of subjects, such as the land and its energy resources, farming (with a chapter on "Agriculture Along the Rio Grande"), cattle raising, manufacturing, irrigation projects (especially in the Pecos Valley), a chapter on the New Mexico Hot Springs, schools, population statistics, and a long section of detailed descriptions of the New Mexico territory county by county. The first map shows the location, boundaries and grantees of all the numerous early Spanish and Mexican Land Grants, prepared by the Bureau of Immigration, of which Max Frost was a member of the Executive Committee. The status of land grants in New Mexico at this time was a matter of contention, and the detailed information given on this map would have been of interest to current and prospective landowners in the territory. The second map, by Rand McNally, shows the routes and extensive connections along the Santa Fe Railroad, from Chicago to Missouri, and then snaking into Kansas and throughout the southwest. A scarce work institutionally, and rather rare in the market. ADAMS, HERD 857, "scarce … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [United States]
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