Map of the Comstock Lode and the Washoe mining claims in Storey & Lyon counties, Nevada


Map of the Comstock Lode and the Washoe mining claims in Storey & Lyon counties, Nevada

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Title:
Map of the Comstock Lode and the Washoe mining claims in Storey & Lyon counties, Nevada
Title (alt.):
Parkinson's map of the Comstock Lode & Washoe mining claims
Description:
America Transformed: In 1859, major deposits of silver known as the Comstock Lode were discovered on the Nevada side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Mining spurred the rapid growth of Virginia City, which reached a population of 15,000 by 1863, prompting Nevada's statehood in 1864. This 1875 map delineates the boundaries of the many mineral claims while the cross sections indicate deep shafts to the silver deposits. Large debris piles at each mine's entrance left a distinctive scar on the landscape.
Cartographer:
Parkinson, T. D.
Publisher:
G.T. Brown & Co. Lith.
Name on Item:
compiled from official surveys and other reliable data by T.D. Parkinson
Date:
1875
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Mines and mineral resources--Nevada--Comstock Lode--Maps
Mining claims--Nevada--Comstock Lode--Maps
Comstock Lode (Nev.)--Maps
Places:
NevadaStorey (county)Comstock (area)
Publisher:
S[an] F[rancisco] : G.T. Brown Co. Lith.
Notes:
Relief shown by hachures.
Includes continuation inset and "Longitudinal section of the Comstock Lode and Washoe mining claims".
Oriented with north toward the upper right.
Accompanied by "List of mineral claims" (2 pages).
Exhibited: "America Transformed. Part 2: Homesteads to Modern Cities," organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, 2019-2020.
Extent:
1 map : color ; 47 x 77 cm, folded in cover 18 x 12 cm
Scale:
Scale 1:12,000
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_016080
Call #:
G4352.C65H2 1875 .P37
Barcode:
39999085942645
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