1920 Clason Pocket Map of Wyoming
Description: An uncommon 1920 pocket map of Wyoming by George Clason. The map covers the entire state of Wyoming including Yellowstone National Park, and the surrounding Teton National Forest, Wyoming National Forest, Washakie National Forest, and Shoshone National Forest. Shows various roadways, rail lines, and rives. Further identifies numerous monuments and geological features throughout the state. Population statistics appear to the right of the map proper. Printed by the Clason Map Company of Denver Colorado.
Date: 1920 (dated)
References: Rumsey 4060.003 (1917).
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 17.5 in height x 21 inches in width (44.45 x 53.34 centimeters)
Condition: Very good. Backed with archival tissue for stability.
Code: Wyoming-clason-1920 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)
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