Printed Maps of Utah to 1900 : An Annotated Cartobibliography
Brigham Young University
Old maps are valuable research tools in many fields. Finding and identifying them, however, is often difficult. This annotated cartobibliography attempts to identify all maps of Utah printed before 1900. Entries give the distinguishing features, peculiarities, inaccuracies, and a general description as well as the map's provenance and citations in other lists and bibliographies.
The maps are listed chronologically and include all maps located in research collections in Utah, and in the catalogs of the Library of Congress and the Bancroft Library. Although the first entry is dated 1777, the first map of Utah made from actual observation, earlier maps are discussed as they relate to explorers' and cartographers' perceptions of the area. This cartobibliography augments and carries forward the work of Carl I. Wheat.