"[Lot of 3] Central Portion of the Elk Mountains Looking West [with] The La Plata Mountains [and] The Quartzite Group -- San Juan Mountains", Hayden, Ferdinand Vandeveer
Period: 1881 (published)
Publication: Geological and Geographical Atlas of Colorado and Portions of Adjacent Territory
Color: Hand Color
34 x 5 inches
86.4 x 12.7 cm
This lot of two-stone lithographic panoramas were drawn by the celebrated artist/geologist W.H. Holmes. Each is dated 1874 or 1876 and feature some of the most rugged and scenic mountains in Colorado. The Elk Mountains, just west of the Roaring Fork River and Aspen and Snowmass Ski Resorts, feature several 13,000 and 14,000 foot peaks including Maroon Mountain (of Maroon Bells fame), Castle Peak, Pyramid Peak, Snowmass Mountain, Capitol Peak and Mt. Sopris. The La Platas are a sub-range of the San Juans between Rico and Parrott, Colorado. The third panorama illustrates the headwaters region of the Rio Grande del Norte and Rio los Pinos, also in the San Juan Range.
These were originally issued on a larger sheet; each is now trimmed to be an individual panorama. Two spots in the Elk Mountains panorama.