Guide to the Maxwell Grant

75 [New Mexico] Guide to the Maxwell Grant. 1 ¾ Million Acres in Colorado and New Mexico. Reliable Information to Land Seekers. Cheap Lands on Easy Terms. 10,000 Farms for Sale in the Serene, Sunny Clime of Colorado & New Mexico. Buffalo, N.Y.: Matthews, Northrup & Co., Art Printing, [1889]. 12mo, original gray printed wrappers (lacking rear wrapper), 32 pp., with a number of illustrations and maps. Some edge wear and chipping to wrappers. One of the rarest land promotionals for New Mexico; I have never seen one for sale. OCLC locates 1 only (Yale), and I was not able to find any bibliographic record. Includes a woodcut birds-eye view of Raton, New Mexico; woodcut view of irrigation ditches; quite crude photographic reproductions of irrigation ditch building in Vermejo; a map of the irrigation ditches on the Maxwell Grant; and other views of farming in the area. Includes information on cattle raising and alfalfa crops, as well as the ‘sure increase’ in land values due to droughts in the mid-West and the East.

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