Monthly Archives: May 2014


Map surveyors and cartographers are often the unseen heroes of the map world. They may get a mention in some bottom corner if lucky, but more often than not nothing at all. Map staff have recently catalogued and made available maps of Colorado dating from circa 1876. As well as the set of six maps covering the state there are two sheets of panoramic views of mountain ranges, and amongst these views figures are included, the surveyors and

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cartographers of the maps.

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[Topographical Map of Colorado on 6 sheets], 1:253,440. Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.), c.1876.  F6:14 (58)