"Colorado", Gray, Ormando Willis & Son
Period: 1874 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
14.8 x 11.8 inches
37.6 x 30 cm
This fine map shows the status of settlement and development shortly before statehood. It details railroads, cities, towns and mining communities, watershed, forts, and more. Features extensive topographical detail in hachure. This early edition names only 25 counties with the majority of the western portion mostly unsettled with a note describing the region as "elevated plain, fertile, gently rolling, with fresh water lakes, and timber."
Light toning along sheet edges and a few tiny edge tears all confined to the blank margins.