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Topographical Map Of The Yosemite Valley And Vicinity. Preliminary Edition. Wheeler, G.M. 1883

Topographical Map Of The Yosemite Valley And Vicinity.  Preliminary Edition. / Wheeler, G.M. / 1883
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Full Title: Topographical Map Of The Yosemite Valley And Vicinity. Preliminary Edition. Part Of East Central California. Mountain Drawing by J.E. Weyss; Lettering by J. Franke. From Topographical Plat by Lt. Macomb, Nov. 30, 1883. Julius Bien & Co. Photo. lith. Expeditions Of 1878-79, Under the Command of Capt. Geo. M. Wheeler, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army. U.S. Geographical Surveys West Of The 100th Meridian.

Author: Wheeler, G.M.

Date: 1883

This first detailed survey of Yosemite Valley shows interesting cultural features in the valley, many of which no longer exist. The steep valley cliffs are shown with a map style of the 19th century called hachuring - closely spaced lines to indicate slope. It was published separately and as part of the Topographical Atlas ... West of the 100th Meridian of Longitude also known as the Wheeler Survey, one of the most important of the U.S. Army survey's of the American West in the late 19th century.

This historical cartographic image is part of the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection, www.davidrumsey.com, a large collection of online antique, rare, old, and historical maps, atlases, globes, charts, and other cartographic items. Read more about the Collection. Or you can view the entire David Rumsey Map Collection in Insight.

Full David Rumsey Map Collection Catalog Record:

Author: Wheeler, G.M.

Date: 1883

Short Title: Topographical Map Of The Yosemite Valley And Vicinity. Preliminary Edition.

Publisher: Washington: U.S.

Type: Atlas Map

Object Height cm: 43

Object Width cm: 55

Scale 1: 42,240

Note: Yosemite valley in hachures with light cream tint.

Reference: P1281-178.

State / Province: California

Full Title: Topographical Map Of The Yosemite Valley And Vicinity. Preliminary Edition. Part Of East Central California. Mountain Drawing by J.E. Weyss; Lettering by J. Franke. From Topographical Plat by Lt. Macomb, Nov. 30, 1883. Julius Bien & Co. Photo. lith. Expeditions Of 1878-79, Under the Command of Capt. Geo. M. Wheeler, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army. U.S. Geographical Surveys West Of The 100th Meridian.

List No: 2738.110

Series No: 117

Engraver or Printer: Weyss, John E. ; Franke, J. ; Macomb, Lt. ; Julius Bien & Co.

Published In: Topographical Atlas Projected To Illustrate United States Geographical Surveys West Of The 100th Meridian Of Longitude Prosecuted In Accordance With Acts Of Congress Under The Authority Of The Honorable The Secretary Of War, And The Direction Of Brig. Genl. A.A. Humphreys, Chief Of Engineers, U.S. Army. Embracing Results Of the Different Expeditions Under The Command Of 1st Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Corps Of Engineers. Julius Bien, lith. (with) Geological Atlas Projected To Illustrate Geographical Explorations And Surveys West Of The 100th Meridian Of Longitude ... Julius Bien, lith. (1876-1881)

Publication Author: Wheeler, G.M.

Publication Date: 1876

Publication Reference: P1281.

Publication Note: A collection of 135 Topographical and Geological Atlas sheets. An almost complete collection of all the Wheeler survey maps originally owned by the Salt Lake Mining Institute. I have since added maps to make it nearly a complete set, following the listing in P1281 (which lists 179 sheets). Many of the sheets in the original Salt Lake Mining Institute set have the signature of Ovando Hollister, an important figure in western mining history.

Publication List No: 2738.000

Publication Type: National Atlas

Publication Maps: 112

Publication Height cm: 49

Publication Width cm: 61

Image No: 2738110

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