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 : constructed from the Public Surveys and other official sources in the General Land Office
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.
- United States. General Land Office
- Name on Item:
drawn by J. H. Hawes, principal draughtman, T. Franks, assistant ; engraved by D. McClelland.
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Mines and mineral resources--United States--Maps
- 1 map : hand col. ; 76 x 111 cm.
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
General Land Office
Scale [ca. 1:3,900,000]
Relief shown by hachures.
Manuscript coloring showing Offices and metallic resources.
- Notes (exhibitions):
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.
- Call #:
G3700 1864 .U55