Turquoise Treasures Samples and Mine Locations of the Sacred Semi-Precious Stone of the Great Southwest


Turquoise treasures of the American Southwest.

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This colorful pictorial map of the Southwestern United States was published in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1973 by Wallace King of King’s Turquoise & Jewelry Company. A simple map shows various sources of the semi-precious stone across six states and Baja California, with illustrations of each region’s ore and polished product comprising the surrounding border.

In each corner is an example of fine jewelry pieces from the Navajo, Zuni, Santo Domingo, and Hopi tribes. A brief history of the turquoise use by Native Americans is provided near the top of the sheet, while illustrations of mining techniques and ceremonial dancers can also be seen.

Scarce, with only two examples located in WorldCat, at the University of Arizona and UC Davis.


Map Details

Publication Date: 1973

Author: Wallace King

Sheet Width (in): 24.75

Sheet Height (in): 18.25

Condition: A

Condition Description: Faint wear along the outer edges and lightly creased where previously rolled, but overall in near fine condition.


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