The Newberry

Mapping Movement

The Gold and Coal Fields of Alaska, 1898

Already well established by the end of the nineteenth century, The US Coast and Geodetic Survey (1878) and the US Geological Survey (1879) were civilian governmental successors to the US Army Corps of Topographical Engineers. This Geological Survey map is a close copy of Chart T of the Coast and Geodetic Survey map and accompanying description of Alaska published in 1897 and was prepared in accordance with a resolution of the US Congress of 1898.