The City of Denver Published by H.L. Thayer, Circa 1833

This is a remarkably detailed map of the city of Denver, published by H.L. Thayer in 1833. The map is centered on the Platte River and includes the names of dozens of land owners, subdivisions and other details. In east Denver, the location of a number of buildings are shown with the location of the Denver and New Orleans RR Company Lands just across Cherry Creek in west Denver. The Platte Water Company's Irrigating Canal is shown in the eastern part of the city, flowing through City Park.

The map is further embellished with 6 vignettes, including: The National Mining and Industrial Exposition Building, the Windsor Hotel, the St. James Hotel, the Daniels & Fisher building, the court house, and the school house.

The pocket map is also accompanied by its original booklet, mounted on the right. The map features original hand coloring, adding beautiful detail to city quadrants and rivers.


Overall very good condition considering age and use. Some wear visible along fold lines. Booklet is intact and mounted with map. Color is original, with only minimal fading. The map has been framed according to the highest conservation standards.

Framed dimensions: 43 1/2" H x 48 1/2" W x 2 1/2" D.

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