Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway map

From the exhibition:
Between the Lines: Culture and Cartography on the Road to Statehood

New Mexico Museum of Art

Toward the end of the 19th century, maps were increasingly used to advertise the economic and cultural advantages and benefits of settling in New Mexico. To attract settlers, the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway produced this map promoting New Mexico.

Lithograph, Chicago: Rand, McNally and Co., Printers, 1893. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library NMHM, Map Collection 78.9 Pa 1893.


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