1894 Abilene Kansas Historical Rare Antique Original Usgs Topographic Map Chapman Solomon Enterprise 30-Minute Topo
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This antique sheet is an 1894 edition of the Abilene Kansas USGS topographic map. It is an authentic 125-year-old United States Geological Survey print in excellent condition. SHEET NOTES Valuable & rare historical snapshot. HOW THIS MAP CAN BE USED in addition to making a fascinating conversation piece, this sheet would look great in a frame or on display, make a unique & prized gift for anyone interested in this area, be perfect as a reference for genealogy studies or general historical research, or fill that missing piece in your collection. Title-> Abilene State-> Kansas Edition-> 1894 Engraved-> 1889 Printed-> 1894 FEATURES SHOWN ON THE MAP The Abilene 30-minute map shows cities & towns, roads, railroads, rivers, creeks, elevation contour lines, public land survey lines, county, state, & other administrative boundaries as they existed at the time of the survey in 1888. Series-> 30-minute Scale-> 1:125000 Contour Interval-> 50 Foot SURVEYING & CARTOGRAPHY The Abilene map was field surveyed before aerial photography methods were widely used in map data gathering. It was drawn by skilled cartographers at the United States Geological Survey based on plane table field survey information as well as information gathered from local residents in the area. This piece displays the remarkable abilities of early government map makers, who placed a strong emphasis on creating complete, accurate, & cartographically appealing maps. Surveyed-> 1888 Field Survey Geographer-> Henry Gannett A VALUABLE HISTORICAL RECORD Maps from the USGS 30-minute series have been out of print for many years. They have never been common & original prints are increasingly difficult to find. For areas where the 30-minute map was produced, it is usually the first large-scale survey done by the USGS for that area. These are a valuable historical record, as they contain many placenames & features that have been dropped from more recent series' & editions. Sheet Dimensions-> 16 x 20 inches (approximate) Map Dimensions-> 13 5/8 x 17 1/2 inches Map Coverage-> 27 x 35 miles SHEET CONDITION: Excellent Sheet Notes-> never folded, lightly age-toned sheet, almost completely unhandled since its printing Map Area-> no wear, no markings, no blemishes, flawless map area Collar Area-> no markings, no blemishes, tears along the top collar about a quarter inch deep PLACENAMES The following places are found within the boundary of this quadrangle. They may or may not be shown or labeled, depending on the map series & vintage. Cities & Towns-> Abilene, Chapman, Solomon, Enterprise, Gypsum, Hope, Tampa, Ramona, Carlton, Roxbury, & others Counties Covered-> Dickinson, Marion, McPherson, Ottawa, & Saline Rivers & Streams-> West Holland Creek, West Branch Turkey Creek, West Branch Lyon Creek, West Branch Gypsum Creek, Turkey Creek, Stag Creek, Spring Creek, South Gypsum Creek, Solomon River, Smoky Hill River, & others Water Bodies-> Terrapin Lake 1894 Abilene Kansas Historical Rare Antique Original Usgs



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