1919 Clason Map of Denver, Colorado
Description: A beautiful example of George Clason's 1919 guidebook and map of Denver, Colorado. This map covers all of Denver from Berkley Lake to englewood and from Sloans Lake to Aurora. An inset in the lower right quadrant details the Denver Business District. A street index appears to the right of the map. Published for Clason's 1919 Guide to Denver, which is included with this map.
Date: 1919 (dated)
Source: Classon, G., Clason's Guide to Denver with Map, (Denver: Clason Map Company) 1919.
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. Click here for a list of rare maps from George Samuel Clason.
Size: Printed area measures 18.5 in height x 23.75 inches in width (46.99 x 60.325 centimeters)
Condition: Very good condition. Map has been flattened and backed with archival tissue. Comes with original guidebook.
Code: Denver-clason-1919 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)
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