1888 Maps COMSTOCK LODE + LEADVILLE MINING DISTRICT
Two original antique cross-section maps, on a single sheet, printed more than 120 years ago.
These maps were engraved by W. & A.K. Johnston and published in the 9th edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, in 1888. The scans below shows some of the detail on each map:
The upper map shows a horizontal section of part of the Comstock Lode, 331 feet below the outcrop at the Gould & Curry Mine. The huge deposit of silver ore known as the Comstock Lode had been discovered under what is now Virginia City, Nevada, less than 30 years before this map was printed.
The lower map depicts an east and west section across part of the Leadville Mining District in Colorado. On each map, a color key identifies the geological formations.
This is an original, authentic antique map, not
a reproduction or modern reprint, and it is fully guaranteed to be genuine. The overall image size is 16.7 cm x 24.5 cm [6-1/2" x 9-3/4"]. It would make a very handsome display in your den or office. It would also make a perfect gift, and we'll include our helpful framing tips for your reference.
Condition: The paper has toned slightly with age and turned somewhat brittle. You will want to handle it carefully, as you would any old document. It is clean, with no marks, rips, or tears. There is a vertical fold at the center, as issued. We are pleased to offer it with our unconditional, money-back guarantee.
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