A HIGHLY DETAILED MAP OF EARLY DENVER
ROLLANDET, EDWARD / JULIUS BIEN & CO.
Rollandet’s Map of Denver. Pocket edition. Denver, Jany 1st 1890.
Original outline color, 33-1/8” x 33-1/8”. Removed from cloth covers and flattened. Ex-Library. Very good condition.
The first state of an excellent late 19th century map of the city of Denver. Edward Rollandet seems to have begun his career as a draftsman for the important Colorado map publisher, H. L. Thayer. From about 1885 to 1905 Rollandet published a number of maps of Denver under different names. A second state of this “Pocket edition” appeared in 1891.
The map shows Denver from the period of one of it’s greatest booms. The population grew from approx. 35,000 to 105,000 between 1880 and 1890. Most of the new development spread south and east from the central business district. Rollandet shows every existing city lot, with many subdivisions identified by name, and the city’s extensive railway connections carefully laid down. Many important buildings and other sites are named, including the Colorado State Capitol, then under construction.
Inventory No. 8480