Auction 125, Lot 327

"Yellowstone National Park", General Land Office

Subject: Wyoming, Yellowstone Park

Period: 1910 (dated)

Publication: Dept. of Interior

Color: Printed Color

Size:
20 x 25.5 inches
50.8 x 64.8 cm

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." A well-colored and finely engraved map 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. This most handsome map of the park was completed during Fred Dennett's term as Commissioner to the General Land Office. Compiled and drawn by I.P. Berthrong and lettered by C.J. Helm.

References:

Condition: A+

Originally folded. Fine color and impression with original margins.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/24/2008

Archived