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Auction 124, Lot 303

"Yellowstone National Park", General Land Office

Subject: Wyoming, Yellowstone Park

Period: 1909 (dated)

Publication: Dept. of Interior

Color: Printed Color

20 x 25.5 inches
50.8 x 64.8 cm
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The title of this large map continues, "Compiled from the Official Records of the General Land Office, U.S. Geological Survey and other sources under the direction of I.P. Berthrong Chief of Drafting Division." It is a well-colored and finely engraved map that is filled with many details, showing all rivers and streams, waterfalls, lakes, roads, and trails. The legend further delineates the Snowshoe Cabins, Stations, and differentiates between trails and roads. It locates all of the geyser basins plus it names scores of individual geysers. The recently constructed Old Faithful Lodge is on the map simply as "Hotel." This famous landmark was constructed in three phases between 1903 and 1927. At this stage, only the original section (known today as the Old House) was completed. The effect of stone lithography is evident in the depiction of contour with stipple-style shading. A most handsome map of the park completed during Fred Dennett's term as Commissioner to the General Land Office.


Condition: A+

Short marginal fold split, closed on verso, and a couple fold intersection splits, also closed on verso. The map is fine with bright color and sharp impression. Folding, as issued.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/7/2008