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Fine map of the Southwestern US, extending from the California - Nevada border to eastern New Mexico.

The map is from a series of four and represents one of the most important exploring efforts of the American Southwest. The series shows the lower Colorado River in four panels. This map details the region around the Grand Canyon and Little Colorado River. It shows the river from about Needles (Whipple's Crossing and Mojave Canyon) north through Black Canyon, to the Little Colorado and then north to beyond the survey's limit as the riverbed fades to nothing.

Carl Wheat devotes several pages to these maps. Finely and fully engraved the map locates Fort Defiance, Campbell's Pass, Zuni, Moquis (Hopi) Pueblos, San Francisco Springs (Flagstaff), Las Vegas, the Mormon Road, numerous Indian tribes, and much more. Several important exploration routes & trails are shown including The Old Spanish Trail, Whipple's trail of 1854 and Beale's trail. Many notations throughout.

Reference
Goetzmann, Army Explorations in the American West, pp. 380–393; Sabin, 35308; Wagner-Camp, 375; Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West, pp. 95–101, 947 (illus.); 948 (illus.).