"The Gold and Coal Fields of Alaska Together with the Principal Steamer Routes and Trails", U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Period: 1898 (dated)
Color: Printed Color
28.5 x 23.5 inches
72.4 x 59.7 cm
A fine geological map printed by the five-color lithographic method with considerable place name detail. The Birch Creek and Forty Mile gold regions are prominently shown. There are two insets: "Trails from the tide water to the headwaters of the Yukon River, Alaska" and "The Klondike Gold Region, Canada". Monthly steamer routes are shown servicing areas from Norton Sound, along the south side of the Aleutians and along the Alaskan Coast to San Francisco. One of the great maps of the Alaskan Gold Rush in remarkable condition.
References: Falk (AK) 1898-51; Phillips (AK) p. 117.
Beautiful, bright color. A little color offsetting, as normally seen on this map.