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1898 Map of Alaska showing the gold and coal fields - nwcartographic.com

1898 The Gold and Coal Fields of Alaska, Together With the Principal Steamer Routes and Trails

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By: Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Charles Walcott director.

Date: 1898 (dated) Washington D.C.

Dimensions: 23.5 x 28.75 (59.7 cm x 73 cm)

Klondike or bust! This fine early map by the US Geological Survey depicts the Gold and Coal Fields of Alaska, providing the finest description of the many routes to the Gold Regions in Alaska and the Klondike, along with the monthly mail Steamer Route.

Among the routes identified to the Gold Regions are: Old Telegraph Route British Government Trail Stikine Trail Taku Trail "Reported Easy Portage" Skagway Trail Chilkat Trail Copper River Trail The Route via the Yukon River is also noted. Various Coal Regions are noted in Red, with the Gold Regions generally noted in Gold or Red. The map includes two large inset maps, showing (1) the trails from the tide water to the headwaters of the Yukon River, Alaska, and (2) The Klondike Gold Region, Canada.

Condition: This map is in B+ condition. Minor separations at some fold lines have been repaired with archival material on the verso.

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