William Henry Holmes Sketch: Panoramic from Italian Mountain

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William Henry Holmes

View from Italian Mountain. (Hayden Survey) Sheet side numbers 35, 36, 37, & 38.

EXPLORATION: U.S. Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories.

Colorado, June 1, 1885.

Photographic reproduction of original sketches.

Courtesy of USGS Library.

William Henry Holmes was known for his exquisitely accurate topographical sketches. In this example, Holmes uses four pages to create a panoramic image looking north from the top of Italian Mountain depicting the mountains west of Teocalli to mountains east of Castle. Notice the dotted line that suggests the USGS survey’s route and also documenting their camp marked as “sta 37”.

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