Santa Fe: The New Mexico State Tourist Bureau, 1951. Pictorial map [55 cm x 43 cm] printed in full color. Folds as issued. Near fine. Item #3625
Charming map showing the historic trails through New Mexico, reverse contains descriptions of same: Trail of Juan De Onate, Escalante's Trail, Comanche Trails, Santa Fe Trail, Trails of Cattle Barons, Butterfield Trail, Coronado's Journey and Entrada of Don Antonio De Espejo.
"New Mexico was the first of the present 48 states of our Union to be fully explored. Here history was in the making long before the Pilgrim Fathers landed at Plymouth Rock. The intrepid Spanish Conquistadors explored the land and later returned to colonize this outermost province of New Spain nine years before Jamestown was founded. Most of the old trails through the southwest either began or ended in New Mexico."