Historical Trails through New Mexico. The Land of Enchantment. New Mexico., Wilfred Stedman, Pictorial Map.
Historical Trails through New Mexico. The Land of Enchantment.
Historical Trails through New Mexico. The Land of Enchantment.
Historical Trails through New Mexico. The Land of Enchantment.
Terrific New Mexico Pictorial Map

Historical Trails through New Mexico. The Land of Enchantment.

Santa Fe, NM: The New Mexico Tourist Bureau. Printed by Bradford Robinson PTG Co., Denver, copyright 1940. Opens to about 21 x 16 ½.” Folds to about 8 ½ x 3 ½.”. Folded. Pinholes at corners; otherwise very good. Item #3734

This highly informative, richly illustrated and vividly colored pictorial map was created in conjunction with the 1940 Coronado Cuarto Centennial celebrations, commemorating the 400th anniversary of Coronado’s exploration of the area of present-day New Mexico. The routes of other early explorers are also depicted: Espejo, Onate, Escalante, and Cabeza de Vaca. The map also traces several old trails, including Santa Fe, Butterfield, Comanche, Chisum, Jim Stinson and Goodnight-Loving. The illustrations portray the activities of early Spanish explorers, Native Americans and cowboys.

Wilfred Stedman, the creator of the map, was a painter, sculptor, illustrator, commercial artist and teacher. Born in Liverpool, England in 1892, Stedman settled in New Mexico in 1934, after residing in New York, Colorado and Houston. In New Mexico, Stedman was an illustrator for the New Mexico Magazine and became its editor from 1935-1950. He was fascinated by adobe homes, designing them as well as creating numerous paintings of them.

Reference: David Rumsey Map Collection: List no. 8261.003.

[ICN 7429.1].

Price: $135.00