Birdseye view of Salt Lake City, Utah (1870)

Augustus Koch's birdseye map of Salt Lake City, Utah in 1870.

Birdseye view of Salt Lake City, Utah
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Date: 1870
Author: Augustus Koch
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Agustus Koch's birdseye map of Salt Lake City, Utah [gmap] in 1870.

This is not only one of my favorite Augustus Koch pieces, it might be one of my favorite birdseye maps, period. The design is dominated by the underpopulated street grid; speaking volumes not only to the ambition that was such a part of the American West, but to the desire to bring order to it. Great piece.

For more maps and images from this period in the region's history, visit Utah State History.



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