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The Second of Two Scarce Maps of the Sangre de Cristo Land Grant

The following two maps were originally published prior to 1882, but were reprinted in that year when the U.S. Senate was adjudicating Mexican Land Grants. The maps both appeared in a U.S. Senate report examining the legality of the Sangre de Cristo Grant, an enormous tract of more than a million acres lying mostly within southern Colorado, but also extending into northern New Mexico. Created in 1843, the Sangre de Cristo Grant had been controversial from the beginning, as it violated Mexican law limiting the size of grants. After decades of legal conflict over the legitimacy of the grant, the Senate published a report addressing the disputes over the grant’s boundaries and the mineral rights within. The report included five large folding maps, two of which are presented below. Both are rare documents.



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59. Edwin H. Kellogg. “Map of the Sangre de Cristo Grant in Colorado & New Mexico” (Washington, D.C.: 1882). Published in Report of the Commissioner of the General Land Office concerning a tract of land in Colorado patented by Charles Beaubien (Sen. Ex. Doc. No. 142, 47th Cong., 1st sess.). Lithograph with original outline hand color. Sheet size: 24 7/8 x 15 1/8". Fine.

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The map focuses on land forms within the Sangre de Cristo Grant and presents detailed topographical renderings of the mountains on the east and south sides of the tract.

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