Doug Stewart. © 1994-2015.
Maps! Many maps have appeared over the years claiming to locate the Lost Dutchman Mine. What I list here are some of the treasure maps to the Lost Dutchman published over the years, as well as maps of the Superstitions, the Apache Trail and the Superstition Wilderness area. Not a complete list by any means, just the ones I have seen or found records for in various databases. See the Introduction for an explanation of bibliographic and publishing information as well as notes and comments.
- Arizona quick guide: Apache Trail touring map. Phoenix: John Reinhardt, 1995. Two illustrated color maps on one laminated sheet 28 x 43 cm. flat, 28 x 11 cm. folded. Scales are 1:250,000 and 1:98,000. Title is from the panel. Includes location map of Apache Trail and descriptive index to places of interest.
- Attebery, James D.
A story of the Superstition Mountains. Lowry City, MO: J.D. Attebery, 1954; Kansas City, 1958. Two maps, each 56 x 44 cm. (55 x 42 cm.?). Scale is 1:50,000. Relief shown by contours. Title from verso. Text and illustrations on verso. Library of Congress record: "A considerable number of place names appear on the map. Line symbols with names indicate the 'Apache Trail,' and 'Trail of Spaniards and Indians.' Other trails are show by line symbol without name. The map pertains to an area renowned in lost mine and treasure lore. Available from Mr. Attebery (St. Clair County Historical Society, Lowry City, Mo. 64763), $1"
- Austin, Wilson.
The Lost Dutchman gold mine of the Superstition Mountains. Phoenix: Wilson Austin Surveys and Maps, 1960. Map is 37 x 58 cm., scale is 1:47,000. (From another record: 55x85 cm., scale is 1:32,300. Photocopy, blue line print). Includes text and illustrations. Library of Congress record: "Contains several place names. Line symbols with names indicate the 'Apache Trail,' 'Charlebois Trail,' and 'Block (sic) Mesa Trail.' Other trails are shown by line symbol without name. At the bottom of the map are short texts pertaining to 'Superstition Mountain' and 'The Dutchman Jacob Waltz (Walzer)
' Townships north and south and ranges east of the meridian are indicated. Available from Wilson Austin Surveys and Maps (P.O. Box 728, Phoenix, Ariz. 85001). $1.50"
- Berardi, Joe.
Arizona Superstition Wilderness Topo Atlas Paperback. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015. Softcover, 112 pages. "This book is a compilation of topographical maps that are required by any hiker attempting to hike the remote and rugged Superstition Wilderness. The custom detailed maps make hiking this wilderness much easier and the maps have key GPS coordinates for finding the trailheads and major trail junctions. This book of maps eliminates the anxiety of trial and error hiking for hiking some of the most pristine desert in the United States. This atlas eliminates the need to buy multiple 7.5x7.5 quad maps for a single hike and pays for itself by not having to buy multiple high resolution maps."
- Beartooth Maps.
Superstition Wilderness. Arizona Topographic Map. Big Sky, Mt: Beartooth Maps, 1997. Second edition in 2000. Fourth edition in 2010. Color, one map both sides, 71 x 119 cm. on sheet 94 x 61 cm., 20 x 11 cm. folded (30 panels). Scale is 1:39,000. Legend shows primary and secondary roads, dirt and improved dirt roads, Forest Service trails, unmaintained trails, National Forest road and trail numbers, mileage markers, wilderness boundary, tree and scrub brush cover, and non-Forest Service land. Shows contour intervals. On the cover: "Includes the entire Superstition Wilderness / Canyon and Apache Lakes Recreation areas / Part of the Four Peaks Wilderness. Trail elevation profiles / Local information / Waterproof, tearproof plastic." "This map covers the following USGS 7.5' quads: Mormon Flat Dam, Goldfield, Horse Mesa Dam, Weavers Needle, Pinyon Mountain, Iron Mountain, Two Bar Mountain, Haunted Canyon."
- First edition. ?/?
Second edition. $9.95/$9.95.
Fourth edition. $11.44/$11.44.
- Brock, Bob.
The Superstition Mountains. Tortilla Flats: Bob Brock, 1984. Map is 55 x 43 cm. In the legend: "This Area Map for reference only - Consult one of several Government Maps available before embarking into this area." The map shows roads and highways, trails, streams, springs and washes, mountains, peaks and landmarks.
- Carlson, Jack and Elizabeth Stewart.
Trails in the Superstition Mountain Foothills. Tempe: Clear Creek Publishing, 2006. One sheet, four panels, map is 41 x 26 cm., on sheet that is 43 x 28 cm. There are numerous revisions, the latest of which is 6.2 (complete list: 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 4.0a, 4.0b, 4.0c, 4.1, 4.1b, 4.1c, 4.1d, 4.2, 5.0, 5.0a, 6.0, 6.1, 6.2). Map on one side, detailed information on two hiking trails on the reverse. "Trailheads for the Lost Goldmine and Jacob's Crosscut Trail Superstition Mountains, Arizona." Information on "Mileage Betweem Trailheads," "Trails in the Superstition Mountain Foothills Arizona" and "Trailhead Facilities." The map shows the major trailheads around the periphery of the Superstitions. From the authors of the excellent Superstition Wilderness Trails West, Superstition Wilderness Trails East and Hiker's Guide to the Superstition Wilderness.
- Carter, Jack.
Map of the Superstition Mountain wilderness & Four Peaks area: vicinity of the famed Dutchman's lost Gold mine. Phoenix, 1962. Color, 48 x 37 cm. flat, 21 x 14 cm. folded. Scale is 1:167,000. Relief shown pictorially. Title from verso. "Compiled from the Dept. of Commerce Geodetic Survey Aeronautical charts, Tonto National Forest maps--Dept. of Interior Geological Survey--Information from rangers, ranchers, prospectors, persons familiar with the area." Library of Congress record: "Gives locations of mines, springs, fences, roads, and trails. Superstition Mountain and Weaver's Needle are shown."
- Counseller, Mel.
Apache Trail and Superstition Mountain area. Apache Junction: Chamber of Commerce, 1967. Map is 22 x 29 cm. flat, 23 x 10 cm. folded. Scale not given. Folded title: "Welcome to ... Apache Junction." Relief shown pictorially. Includes "Things to do and see," directory, and on verso, text, colored illustrations and the "Story of the lost Dutchman." "Drawn by Mel Counseller. Copyrighted by Catherine P. Berridge."
- Earth Tracks.
Superstition Wilderness West recreation map. Phoenix: Earth Tracks, 1985, 1994, 1996. Color, one map on both sides that is 73 x 46 cm. on sheet that is 91 x 48 cm. Scale is 1:31,680, 2 inches = 1 miile. Relief shown by contours and spot heights. "Cartography by the U.S.G.S. Revision by Earth Tracks." Legend, backcountry etiquette, and information on camping facilities and hiking trailheads.
- 1996. $6.95/$6.95.
- Earth Tracks.
Superstition Wilderness East recreation map. Phoenix: Earth Tracks, 1985. Color, one map on both sides that is 73 x 46 cm. on sheet that is 91 x 48 cm. Scale is 1:31,680, 2 inches = 1 mile. Relief shown by contours and spot heights. "Cartography by the U.S.G.S. Revision by Earth Tracks."
Map of the legendary Lost Dutchman, Superstition Mountains of Arizona. Phoenix: Emby Originals, 1973. Map is 44 x 57 cm. flat, 28 x 22 cm. folded (four panels). There is no legend, but the map shows highways, canyons, springs, mountains, trails, and historic locations and sights. "3819 East Indian School Road." Verso: tells the "Legend of the Lost Dutchman."
- Fenninger, A.
Old timer's map of the Superstition Mountains. Wickenburg: A. Fenninger, 1964.
Higham, Charles Frederick.
Lost Dutchman Map. On the cover: "Map of the Lost Dutchman gold mine area." Map is 77 x 57 cm. flat, 28 x 16 cm. folded (ten panels). It shows highways, canyons, springs, mountains, trails, mines, caves and historic spots. On verso, a very brief telling of the Dutchman tale: "The story condensed from the book entitled The True Story of Jacob Walzer and his Famous Hidden Gold Mine by Charles Frederick Higham." Although this looks like an enlarged version of the map found in both the joint Higham-Barnard work and Barnard's later editions, it is not. This version presents less detail, even though it is physically much larger, and is not as carefully annotated and illustrated as the map in Barnard's editions. On the map Higham presents a few clues: "My mine is in a canyon, running north and south. Across from my mine is my cave. The afternoon sun shines into my cave. From my cave I can see Weaver's Needle. My shaft goes down on a vein 18 inches thick. I watered my burros at the old water hole. I covered my mine from all miners. So said the Dutchman in 1889 - "
- ? /$20.00.
- Mead, Norman W.
Superstition Mountains, legendary location of the Lost Dutchman Mine. Mesa: Norman W. Mead, 1984, (1976?). Map is 76 x 58 cm. flat, scale is 2"=1 mile. Nice map. Shows trails, peaks, streams, highways, roads and trails, canyons, springs, prospects, campsites and contour lines. "Although great care has been taken in the preparation of this map it is still advisable to do as much research as possible and study all available maps before entering such a wilderness area." "610 McLellan Mesa, Arizona."
- Miller, John.
The Lost Dutchman's Mine. Bay St. Louis, Ms.: Miller Books, 1999. Map is 20 x 28 cm. On brown paper, reproducing a map from Dutchman lore. See Tom Kollenborn's Treasure Map Facsimile List website Map #36 to see what this looks like. On the map: "This is a reproduction of the map sold by Mrs. Julia Thomas, the lady that took care of Jacob Waltz before he died." The map comes with additional material; one page on the Lost Dutchman's Mine and three pages on how to antique the map.
- Morehead, Robert.
Ram's area map of the Lost Dutchman mine. Dallas: Ram Pub. Co., 1972. Photocopy, 35 x 43 cm. flat, 11 x 18 cm. folded (eight panels). Scale is 1:80,000, .75"= 1 mi. Legend shows dirt roads, paved roads, and desert. "As described in Estee Conatser's book, The Sterling Legend." The Sterling Legend does include a map in a back pocket, this is, I assume, the same map.
- National Geographic.
Supersititon and Four Peaks Wildnerness Areas. Tonto National Forest. National Geographic Maps, 2009. Folded size, 9.25 x 4.25 inches, 2 pages. Scale is 1:70,000. National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map. "Waterproof. Tear-resistant. Topographic Map."
- Nelson, Dick (Richard C.), 1940- and Sharon Nelson.
Trail map of the Superstition Wilderness of Arizona: (western half). Glenwood: Tecolote Press, 1980. Color, 45 x 61 cm. flat, 31 x 24 cm. folded. Scale is 1:31,000. Relief shown by contours and spot heights. Series: Arizona trail map; no. 1. Panel title: The Superstition Wilderness, western half. Text on verso. See the Nelson's Hiker's guide to the Superstition Mountains.
- Stirrat, John Alan.
Map of the Lost Dutchman and other legendary mine areas in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona. Anaheim, 1948. Map is 41 x 53 cm. flat, 22 x 12 cm. folded. Scale is 1:30,000.
Map of the Lost Dutchman and other legendary mine areas in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona. El Paso, 1959, c1948.
"Reprinted March 1959." Map is 41 x 53 cm. flat, 22 x 12 cm. folded. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Text on verso. Library of Congress record: "Legend contains symbols for roads, springs, washes, trails, sand patches, cliffs, mines, and prospects. This map is designed for the use of the Lost Mine Hunter and Adventurer. Showing the main trails, permanent springs, prominent mountains and old Spanish miners' signs." On the 1948 edition "Anaheim, California" is crossed out on the front and under it is written, "Tortilla Flat, Arizona." Otherwise the back and front are the same, with this on the back: "This map is designed for the use of the Lost Mine Hunter and Adventurer. Showing the main trails, permanent springs, prominent mountains and Old Spanish miners' signs." Interestingly, the 1959 edition has a number of new locations noted on the map, for example,"Ruth's Remains" and "Herman's Camp" and the very small photograph of Petroglyph Rock on the 1948 is replaced by the label "Petroglyph Rock." A more significant difference between the two editions is found in the textual accompaniment to the map. In 1948 this takes up just one panel of the back of the map, and it is a very brief and uncritical account of Walzer (sic) and the Peraltas. By 1959 Stirrat had read Sims Ely's book, which he refers to, along with Storm and Bancroft, both of whom he also mentions, and he presents a more balanced and thoughtful short commentary that spreads over two panels.
- 1948. $.50/$7.25.
- Superstition Mountains. Phoenix: Arizona Highways, 1979? Map is 22 x 9 cm. folded, 3 panels.
- United States. Forest Service. Southwestern Region.
Superstition Wilderness, Tonto National Forest, Arizona. Albuquerque: The Service, 1969. One map that is 52 x 67 cm. Scale is 1 in.=1 mile, 1:63,360.
- United States. Forest Service.
Superstition Wilderness, Tonto National Forest, Arizona. Albuquerque: The Region, 1981. One map that is 51 x 66 cm. on sheet that is 56 x 76 cm., 19 x 26 cm. folded. Scale is 1 in.=1 mile, 1:63,360. Area covered: W 111 p0 s30'00"--W 111 p0 s00'00"/N 33 p0 s35'00"--N 33 p0 s20'00". "Relief shown by spot heights and other strange marks to be checked." Includes index to trails.
- United States. Forest Service. Southwestern Region.
Superstition Wilderness, Tonto National Forest, Arizona. Albuquerque: The Region, 1984. November 1984. One map that is 51 x 73 cm. on sheet that is 57 x 87 cm., 19 x 10 cm. folded. Scale 1:63,360. Relief shown by contours and spot heights. Area covered: W 111 p0 s30'00"--W 111 p0 s00'00"/N 33 p0 s37'30"--N 33 p0 s22'30". Panel title: Superstition Wilderness, Tonto National Forest. Includes index to trails and graph showing popularity of trails. On verso: text, illustrations, and graphs showing climate of the wilderness.
February 1986 printing. Includes text, graph showing popularity of various trails, "Index to trails," and quote by Aldo Leopold. On verso: text, illustrations, and graphs showing wilderness climate.
1988 printing. Includes text, graph showing popularity of various trails, "Index to trails," and quote by Aldo Leopold. On verso: text, illustrations, and graphs showing wilderness climate.
- United States. Forest Service. Southwestern Region.
Superstition Wilderness, Tonto National Forest, Arizona. Albuquerque: Forest Service, 1994. Revised 1994. One map, color, plastic-treated, 51 x 73 cm. on sheet 69 x 81 cm., 23 x 11 cm. folded. Scale is 1:63,360. Area covered: W 111 p0 s30'00"--W 111 p0 s00'00"/N 33 p0 s37'30"--N 33 p0 s22'30". Relief shown by contours and spot heights. Includes index to and text describing trails. On verso: text, illustrations, and graphs showing climate of the wilderness and popularity of the trails.
- Ward, Bob.
Superstition Mountains. Apache Junction: Bob Ward. Map is 62 x 48 cm. flat, 24 x 16 cm. folded (eight panels). Some photographs and illustrations on the map. The legend lists fifty-five numbered items on the map, i.e., geographical names, trailheads, campsites, caves, and so on. There are three different 'vicinities' noted on the map: vicinity of DeGrazia treasure of hidden paintings; vicinity of Lost Dutchman's mine; vicinity of gold bars form the Tracy Hawkins Story. "Superstition Territory P.O. Box 1510 Apache Junction, Arizona 85217."
- Wilburn, John D.
Arizona's Superstition Mountains. 1972. Map is 39 x 53 cm. (43 x 28 cm.?) Scale is 1:63,360, 1"=1 mile. Relief shown by spot heights. Shows trails.
Doug Stewart. © 1994-2015.