Historic Maps


Adirondack Survey 1872 &1873


Sketch showing triangulations, names and elevations of mountains, water bodies, and political boundaries in the Adirondacks. Lithography by Weed, Parsons, and Co., Albany, N.Y.

Verplanck Colvin (1847–1920) was an illustrator and topographical engineer whose understanding and appreciation for the environment led to the creation of the Adirondack Park. As Superintendent of the Adirondack Survey, he was responsible for many of the surveys, maps, and sketches that emerged in the late 19th Century.

Source: Union College Adirondack Research Library