Map of the public land states and territories : constructed from the Public Surveys and other official sources in the General Land Office


Map of the public land states and territories

Item Information

Title:
Map of the public land states and territories : constructed from the Public Surveys and other official sources in the General Land Office
Description:
America Transformed: This map, one of the first thematic maps of the United States published by the General Land Office, provided an inventory of the nation’s land and mineral resources. Besides showing the extent of township surveys, it locates local land offices and completed, uncompleted, and projected railroads. In addition, it uses color coding to identify the locations of six mineral resources – gold (yellow), silver (red), copper (green), quicksilver (blue), tin (purple) and coal (gray) – primarily covering extensive areas of the western states and territories. Ignoring the presence of Native peoples in this region, the map suggests that the minerals are readily available for exploitation.
Creator:
Hawes, J. H.
Creator:
Franks, Theodore.
Creator:
McClelland, D.
Creator:
United States. General Land Office.
Name on Item:
drawn by J. H. Hawes, principal draughtman, T. Franks, assistant ; engraved by D. McClelland.
Date:
1864
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--United States--Maps
Railroads--United States--Maps
United States--Maps
Places:
United States
Publisher:
[Washington] : General Land Office
Notes:
Exhibited: "America transformed. Part 1: the United States expands westward," organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, 2019.
Relief shown by hachures.
Manuscript coloring showing Offices and metallic resources.
Extent:
1 map : hand col. ; 76 x 111 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:3,900,000]
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_008796
Call #:
G3700 1864 .U55
Barcode:
39999065657940
Terms of Use:
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