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Object ID 0001
Collection Art
Object Name Model, Topographic
Caption 0001 Relief Map, side
Classification Art
Natural History
Date 1936
Dimensions H-33.5 W-56.75 L-73.5 D-6.5 inches
Description Map table created by Harold Heath, depicting the elevations of Monterey county.
Panel 1 inside display: Relief Map of Monterey County by Harold Heath. Based on Government surveys of 1908-1917 and Monterey County road map of 1935. Scale, Vertical exaggeration 5:1. Symbols key.
Panel 2: Geologic Map of Monterey County, prepared by Olaf P. Jenkins Chief Geologist, Division of Mines, Department of Natural Resources, State of California, 1936. Scale and Key. Note- This map has been copied from the Geological Map of the state of California, which is now in preparation, February 1936.
Panel 3: Illustrating Vertical Exaggeration. On the large map two-thirds of an inch equals one mile. On the same scale a mountain one-half mile high would appear like the small model to the left. In order to bring out small details the heights in relief maps are usually increased from three to ten times. In the county map and the model to the right, the exaggerations five times the actual scale, each "step" equals 250 ft. Hence all of the elevations are five times higher and steeper than in reality.
Other Name Map table