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William E. Colby Memorial Library:
Map of the Sierra Nevada by Joseph LeConte

This Map of the central portion of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and of the Yosemite Valley was published by the Sierra Club in May of 1896.

The 1896 Sierra Club Bulletin describes the map as "...a combination of and thorough revision of the two maps previously published by the Club, together with separate plans of the Yosemite and the Hetch-Hetchy Valleys on a scale larger than that of the general map...

"The revision has been made by Joseph N. LeConte, assisted by T. S. Solomons. It has embodied not merely all the latest published information... but a good deal of new topography of the unsurveyed region of the High Sierra, the results of the field work of the revisers themselves as well as of Lieutenant McClure, Mr. Winchell, and others... The special aim of the revisers has been to furnish information, clear and trustworthy as far as it goes, for the guidance of travelers in that unfrequented region."

Below, Joseph LeConte's 1896 map of the Sierra Nevada. The left and center image are the front and inside cover of the pocket folder which the map folds into. The right image is the map itself. All three images are clickable for a closer view, and we also offer a larger, 13mb PDF version of the map.


 


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