Santa Fe: The New Mexico State Tourist Bureau, 1940. First Edition. Pictorial map [55 cm x 43 cm] /[22" x 17"] printed in full color. Folds as issued. Near fine. Printed by Bradford Robinson Printing of Denver, Colorado. Item #8309
Charming map showing the historic trails through New Mexico, reverse contains descriptions of same: Escalante's Trail, Comanche Trails, Trails of Cattle Barons, Butterfield Trail, Trail of Juan De Onate, The Santa Fe Trail, Francisco Vasquez Coronado the First Explorer of New Mexico, and the Entrada of Don Antonio De Espejo. There is also a description of the Coronado Cuarto Centennial Celebrations that were to take place in 1940
"New Mexico will celebrate the four hundred years of her history that began with the explorations of Coronado in 1540 in a manner as different and colorful as the state itself. There will be none of the commercialized exhibitions that the American people have perhaps learned to expect from centennial celebrations, but instead there will be gay and picturesque fiestas, rodeos of true Old-West flavor, weird Indian ceremonials utterly unlike anything else in the world."