Map of Comstock Lode Extending Down Gold Canon

Identifier: 2016-29
The collection contains one color map of the Comstock Lode mine claims, including the Belcher, Chapin, Comstock, Crown Point, Kentuck, Yellow Jacket, Overman, and California, and the locations of the Rhode Island, Sapphire, Imperial, Petaluma, Empire, Douglas, Piute, and Seals mills. Additionally, shaft locations and works are also shown, as well as the Pioneer Foundry, Justice Works, Jones House, Keystone Shaft, and Roxby.


  • 1865


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.


0.4 Linear Feet (1 item)


The map of Comstock Lode Extending Down Gold Canon was drawn by G. T. Brown, the San Francisco-based lithographer, and depicts Comstock Lode mine claims, locations of mills, and mining works in color.

Historical Note

The Comstock Lode is a region on the eastern slope of Mt. Davidson in the Virginia Range of western Nevada. The area produced one of the largest silver lodes ever discovered. Many maps depicting mining claims have been drawn since the discovery of the lode in 1858. The map in this collection was drawn by San Francisco-based lithographer, G. T. (Grafton Tyler) Brown. Brown, an African American born in 1841, created numerous hand-drawn black and white lithographs of communities and buildings around northern Nevada, notably in the Comstock Mining District.

[Information on G. T. Brown taken from the Online Nevada Encyclopedia, accessed November 20, 2018]


Arranged as a single item collection without hierarchy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Holabird Western Americana, LLC in December 2016.


9" x 18"



Map of Comstock Lode Extending Down Gold Canon
Jessica Maddox
November 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

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