1920 Clason Pocket Map of Colorado

Colorado-clason-1920
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Clason's Guide Map of Colorado.
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1920 Clason Pocket Map of Colorado

Colorado-clason-1920


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Title


Clason's Guide Map of Colorado.
  1920 (dated)    18 x 24 in (45.72 x 60.96 cm)     1 : 690000

Description


This is a beautiful 1920 map of Colorado by George Clason. The map covers the entire state in great detail, including the White River National Forest, Hayden National Forest, Colorado National Forest, among others. Throughout, the map notes railroads, roads, counties, towns, and other topographical features. An index of cities and towns is included along the right margin. This map was published by the Clason Map Company, Denver, Colorado.

Cartographer


George Samuel Clason was born in the city if Louisiana, Missouri in 1874. As a young man he studied at the University of Nebraska before joining the United States Army to fight in the Spanish American War. After the war, Clason moved to Denverl, Colorado where he founded the Clason Map Company of Denver, thus starting his lucrative publishing career. As the company expanded Clason opened a secondary office in Chicago, Illinois - then a rising map publishing center and railroad hub. Among his many achievements, Clason is credited with producing the first road atlas of the United States. In the late 1920s, Clason also published a series of "get-rich-quick" pamphlets in the form of parables. The most famous of these is "The Richest Man in Babylon." This tells the story of Arkad, a citizen of Babylon famed for his great wealth and generosity who shares his wit and wisdom with his fellow Babylonians.

Condition


Very good. Minor wear along original fold lines. Professionally flattened and backed with archival tissue.