Old West Plat Map – Delta, CO 1890

Oct 1, 2015
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I’ve been doing a bit of tinkering with Inkscape again. Finally finished a variant of the Sanborn Fire Insurance plat map for the town of Delta, Colorado circa 1890. The pictured version has been converted from the vector format along with an added background image. The original SVG file can be downloaded as well.


Delta was originally a trading post for Ute Indians and the new settlers from the east. Delta is situated where the Uncompahgre and Gunnison Rivers come together on the Western Slope of Colorado. The town grew up near Fort Uncompahgre, which was founded in 1828 well before the city itself.

I discussed the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps in a prior post. Many cities and towns throughout the United States are available.

Map Usage: Map is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA license.

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