1892 [Yellowstone National Park] to accompany Annual Report, 1892
By: W.A. Jones Major Corps of Engineers
Date: 1892 (Published) Washington D.C.
Dimensions: 28.5 x 19.5 inches (72.5 cm x 49.5 cm)
This is a medium sized folding map of Yellowstone National Park that drawn by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1892. The primary purpose of this map was to show the progress of road development throughout the park. An explanation at the top of the map distinguished roads completed in 1891 and roads completed prior to 1891.
While the map is lacking in topographical detail with regards to the varying altitude changes between peaks and valleys, it provides a great deal of information on the locations of various geographical features. Aside from the obvious notations of lakes and rivers, various mountain ranges, geyser basins, hot springs, lookouts, peaks, meadows, and cliffs are also identified. A dashed line running through the lower half of the map delineates the continental divide. While not explained in a key, smaller dotted lines represent trails throughout the park. One of the few trails identified is the Wagon Trail to Beaver Canyon, which can be found in the left hand portion of the map.
Condition: This map is in B+ condition with a few minor fold separations, common among these maps that have been reinforced with archival materials on the verso.
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