Hals, Carl J. and A. Rydstrom (mapmakers).
Northern Pacific RR. Map dated 1882. Hotel information for 1886.
Pamphlet, 8 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches, unfolding to color map, 24 3/4 x 18 1/2 inches, color illustrations and text on verso. Total of 15 panels, with the upper 5 panels separated from the lower 10; lower portion has two additional long splits at folds, a few faint soiled spots. The only significant paper loss is a 1/4 inch loss at the lower right fold intersection. A handsome and detailed mapping ot the first National Park established in 1872; elevation is shown, with Roads, Trails, Proposed Railroads and Geyser Formations. There is an inset map at lower left "Map of the Yellowstone National Park and Surrounding Country" showing the route of the Northern Pacific Rail Road. Extensive descriptive text on the verso panels describe the wonders of the Park framed as a letter from Alice of Lewis Carroll's 1865 work "Alice in Wonderland": "When Mr Carroll wrote that funny book about one of my childish dreams, I little thought the time would ever come when I should sit down to describe scenes and incidents in my actual experience every bit as strange and bewildering. Yet, so it is..." Vignette color illustrations highlight the scenery. There is a list of Hotel Accommodations for 1886. An early mapping of the national park. Item #52720