If you’re a map nerd, this is really cool. And if you’re a canyon nerd, you’re probably already a map nerd.
Grand Canyon, as rendered in cartoon form. These vintage travel maps show how tourists saw the canyon in the 1930s and ’40s. They also show how tourists were seen by the artists.
Double-check your Grand Canyon travel advice before leaving home — even the morning news gets things wrong.
From the mid-1800s to the early 20th century, Grand Canyon maps replaced conjecture with science.
For centuries after the European discovery of Grand Canyon, maps of Western lands were characterized by uncertainty and guesswork.