#146. Canon of Lodore - Uinta Range - Colorado. 8.5 x 6, chromolithograph. Title on plate.
This picture is Plate V in Clarence King's Systematic Geology, published in 1878. It is based on a sketch by Gilbert Munger. He was guest artist with King's 40th Parallel Geological Survey in 1869 and 1870. The plate is similar to a Survey photo from 1872 (see page 98 in American Frontiers: The Photographs of Timothy H. O'Sullivan, 1867-1874 by Snyder, Aperture Inc., Millerton NY, 1981). Lodore Canyon contains the Green River as it parallels the Utah-Colorado border and includes the junction with the Yampa River. The picture probably depicts the small portion of the canyon that just nudges into Colorado, as claimed in the title. QFD 40.
Image is a direct scan of the plate.