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Rare 1889 map of Denver with vignettes of important buildings

Place/Date: Denver / 1889
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Title: Rollandet’s Map of the City of Denver Colorado — Fourth Edition– February 1st, 1889
Technique
Lithograph
Dimensions
68 x 63.5 cm (27 x 25 in)
Identifier
NL-00481
Coloring
Original color
Condition Rating
VG
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Description

Rare, separately-issued map of Denver, published in the city itself, and including views of important buildings: Essex Building — Jacobson Block — Albany Hotel — Windsor Hotel.

This fine large map depicts Denver in an important period of expansion. It includes the names of early land owners, streets, buildings, parks, creeks, rivers, lakes, canals, farms, and rail, cable, horsecar, and motor lines.

Stated fourth edition – no copies of the 1889 issue are listed in OCLC/WorldCat, except as an internet resource. Index at lower left margin includes township, range, and sections for subdivisons; Advertisement above upper margin: “John E. Leer … Investments and Loans.”

Edward Rollandet was a Denver map publisher who issued a series of maps of Denver from about 1886 to 1905.

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Condition Description

Wear with some loss at folds. Backed with archival paper.

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