Auction 126, Lot 360

"[Lot of 3 - Yellowstone National Park]", U.S. Government

Subject: Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park

Period: 1900 (circa)



See Description

This is a great lot for the Yellowstone collector.

1) "Yellowstone National Park and Part of Abutting Forest Reserve," Washington D.C., 1905, (19.5 x 18"), printed color. This beautifully colored topographical map was issued by the Park Superintendent after maps by the U.S. Geological Survey. It shows the entire park in great detail at a scale of four miles per inch. Legend identifies ranger stations, snowshoe cabins, existing roads, unused roads, trails and more. It locates the remote Shoshone, Lewis and Heart Lakes; names the Upper, Shoshone, Gibbon, and Heart Lake Geyser Basins, Mud Geysers, Mammoth Hot Springs, and much more. There is terrific detail of topography with contour intervals at 100 feet, watershed and numerous features.

2) "Map Showing Development of Yellowstone National Park Road System," U.S. Army, Washington D.C., 1900, (13.3 x 20.5"), b/w. Uncommon map shows all roads and trails in the park. Various line styles are used to show Wagon trails previous to 1883; Bridle trails; Roads abandoned; and the Roads built by 1) Capt. D.C. Kingman 1883-86, 2) Capt. C.B. Sears 1887, 3) Maj. C.J. Allen and Lt. W.E. Craighill 1888, 4) Maj. W.A. Jones and Lt. W.E. Craighill 1889-90, 5) Lt. H.M. Chittenden 1891-92, 6) Major W.A Jones 1893, 7) Geo. S. Anderson 1894-96, 8) Col. S.M.B. Young and Capt. J.B. Erwin 1897-8, 9) Capt. H.M. Chittenden 1899. A fascinating map with information not found elsewhere.

3) Map of Tourist Routes, Yellowstone National Park, U.S. Army, Washington D.C., 1900, (13.5 x 17.5"), b/w. This is the map a tourist would have seen in 1900. It show the entire park with all roads, geyser basins and other information important to the visitor. Legend further identifies Old Wagon Roads, Bridle trails, and more. From Capt. H.M. Chittenden's report of 1900.


Condition: A+

All are beautiful examples with no flaws. All are folding, as issued.

Estimate: $140 - $200

Sold for: $70

Closed on 12/3/2008