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Description

Fine example of the US Geological Survey's Topographical Map of Rocky Mountain National Park, first issued in 1919.

The present map is based upon surveys conducted between 1912 and 1915 and provides an early detailed topographical depiction of Rocky Mountain National Park, utilizing 100 foot contour lines. The Legend at the right side of the map notes the key by which the following are identified:

  • Park Boundaries
  • Relief
  • Figures (heights of mountains, etc.)
  • Contour lines
  • Cliffs
  • Drainage (printed in blue)
  • Streams
  • Irrigation Ditches
  • Lakes
  • Intermittent Lakes
  • Glaciers
  • Villages
  • Roads & Buildings
  • Bridges
  • Churches and School Houses
  • Secondary Roads
  • Trails
  • Railroads
  • Township depictions
  • Damns
  • County Lines
  • Indian Reservation Lines
  • Triangulations Stations
  • Benchmarks

The map identifies R.B. Marshall as Chief Geographer and Sledge Tatum as Geographer in Charge.

Condition Description
Dissected and laid on linen, as issued.