A Century of Views of Colorado: 1820-1920
See the drawings and maps of early Colorado settlers at the CU Boulder Earth Sciences & Map Library in the Benson Building.
The University Libraries’ exhibit, “A Century of Views of Colorado,” will be on display until May 25, 2018.
According to University Libraries, some of these rare drawings were created by artists accompanying government explorers to highlight economic and migration opportunities of the West to those living in the East. Others were commissioned by private companies.
On March 8, Antiques Roadshow print and map appraiser Christopher W. Lane discussed some of the more unusual maps at an event on campus.
Maps and illustrations courtesy University Libraries