1855 Colton’s Territories of New Mexico and Utah Map

1855 Colton’s Territories of New Mexico and Utah

1855 Colton’s Territories of New Mexico and Utah Map
1855 Colton’s Territories of New Mexico and Utah Map

This map is an 1855 first edition of Colton’s Territories of New Mexico and Utah depicting the area from which the territory of Nevada would eventually be created.

Look closely and you can see “Vegas” marked on the map in New Mexico Territory beside John Fremont’s Route of 1844 when he named the area after the Spanish for ‘meadows’ due to the greenery he found there. In the other enlargement you can also see his explorations of 1845.
Enlargement of Coltons 1855 map, featuring 'Vegas'
Enlargement of Coltons 1855 map, featuring ‘Vegas’
Enlargement of Coltons 1855 map, featuring Fremont's 1844 Route
Enlargement of Coltons 1855 map, featuring Fremont’s 1844 Route