Map showing in five degrees of density the distribution of woodland within the territory of the United States, 1873


Map showing in five degrees of density the distribution of woodland within the territory of the United States, 1873

Item Information

Title:
Map showing in five degrees of density the distribution of woodland within the territory of the United States, 1873
Description:
America Transformed: Reflecting growing concerns for the nation's diminishing natural resources as a result of individual ownership and overconsumption during the first half of the 19th century, this statistical map depicts forest density at the time of the 1870 census. The most extensive woodlands were in the East, along the northern Pacific Coast, and in the northern Rocky Mountains. Outside these forested areas were the grasslands of the Great Plains and the semi-arid scrub lands of the Southwest. Much of the East, which was originally very heavily forested, had less than 20-35 percent of the acreage in woodland after extensive deforestation.
Compiler:
Brewer, William Henry, 1828-1910
Creator:
United States. Census Office
Lithographer:
Julius Bien & Co.
Name on Item:
compiled by Wm. H. Brewer
Date:
[1874]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Forests and forestry--United States--Maps
United States--Maps
United States--Census, 1870
Places:
United States
Publisher:
[New York] : [Julius Bien, lith.]
Notes:
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.
From Statistical atlas of the United States based on the results of the ninth census 1870 / Francis A. Walker. New York : Julius Bien, lith., 1874.
In upper margin: Pl. III, Pl. IV.
Extent:
1 map : color ; 49 x 71 cm, on sheet 56 x 84 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:7,200,000
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_016801
Call #:
G3701.D2 1874 .B74
Barcode:
39999085953394
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