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Auction 189, Lot 216


"[Lot of 3] Reconnaissance Map - Colorado - Leadville Sheet [and] Colorado (Larimer County) - Livermore Quadrangle [and] Topography - Colorado - Manitou Quadrangle", U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Subject: Colorado

Period: 1905-42 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

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These highly detailed maps were published as part of the USGS 15-minute quadrangle series and show remarkable detail:

A. Reconnaissance Map - Colorado - Leadville Sheet, dated 1905 (13.7 x 17.6"). Roughly centered on Leadville, this map shows numerous rail lines linking this high-altitude town to the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad and Colorado Midland Railway. The rugged topography of the region is prominently depicted with several 14,000 peaks identified including Mt. Elbert, Mt. Lincoln, and Mt. Massive. Breckenridge and Copper Mountain are located in the top right corner of the map. First published in 1891, this is the 1905 reprint. Condition: There is a hint of pleasant light toning. (A)

B. Colorado (Larimer County) - Livermore Quadrangle, dated 1942 (13.4 x 17.5"). This detailed map extends from Fort Collins north to the Colorado/Wyoming line and west to the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The block pattern of Fort Collins is presented along with numerous lakes and reservoirs to its north. Topography and watersheds are well developed. First published in 1909 and reprinted here in 1942. Condition: There is some faint toning at top and bottom. Binding holes are confined to the left blank margin. (B+)

C. Topography - Colorado - Manitou Quadrangle, dated 1915 (21.8 x 16.1"). This map shows excellent detail of Colorado Springs, extending to include Manitou, Broadmoor, and Cascade. The Manitou & Pikes Peak Railroad extends to Pikes Peak, which is listed at an elevation of 14,109 above sea level. Legends at left and right provide additional detail including roads, buildings, trails, railroads, and more. First published in 1909, this is the 1915 reprint. Condition: Backed with linen. There is moderate surface soiling. (B)



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Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $26

Closed on 9/14/2022