A simple woodblock map full of interesting notations. In 1852 the West was undergoing rapid evolution, and this map catches a unique phase. While it shows the "Santa Fe Traders Route", it also shows the "Emigrants Route To Cal. and Oregon", as well as the "Texans Route to Santa Fe". Prior to Kansas, this map has an Indian Territory that ran from Texas to Nebraska, and west to Pikes Peak and the divide. But perhaps most notable amongst the expansive territories of the West is the notation for "Utah or Deseret"which existed between the California Border and the continental divide in the Rockies. The map notes forts and major towns and placenames and in southern New Mexico notes the "Gran QUivira Ruins".
Condition is good with some mostly marginal foxing. Image size is approximately 4.5 x 8 (inches)