USGS Cartographer at Work

Image: USGS Cartographer at Work

Detailed Description

Color separation scribing of the contour plate for a USGS topographic map using a freehand scriber. This handheld stylist was designed to hold a phonograph needle that was sharpened to engrave a .003" scribed line.


Image Dimensions: 2798 x 2168

Date Taken:

Location Taken: Sacramento, CA, US