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Stock# 28917
Description

Rare chromolithographic bird's-eye view of Salt Lake City by Henry Wellge, published by the American Publishing Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Fine bird's-eye view of the city, with Mormon Temple and Tabernacle in center, the River Jordan and Great Salt Lake at left and the mountains in distance.

At the far right, below Popperton Place, with a fine depiction of Fort Douglas, one year before John R. Park began arranging to obtain land belonging to the Fort Douglas for the current location of the University of Utah, and to where the university moved permanently in 1900.

Smaller views along the bottom include:

  • Garfield Beach
  • American International Bank
  • Progress Building
  • Hotel Ontario
  • Mormon Temple and Grounds
  • Wasatch Building
  • Midland Investment Co's 5 acre tract
  • Grand View Addition
  • Popperton Place

The title to the map, which has been trimmed off, should say "Salt Lake City, Utah." However, this seems to be some sort of variant edition, as the small part of the title shown does not match the other extant examples. Most extant examples include some advertising below the title, so this would seem to be a rare variant with some portion of the advertising text printed above the title.

The view is rare on the market.

Condition Description
Trimmed below the Credit Line, with loss of the key and title.