From the Map Vault – Heinrich Berann – National Park Service – Greater Yellowstone

Greater Yellowstone, Heinrich Berann, Printed at Williams & Heintz Map Corp. for the National Park Service

Heinrich Berann is considered the father of the modern panoramic map.

In the 1960s, Heinrich Berann painted a series of posters commissioned by the United States National Park Service.   Greater Yellowstone was one of these that was printed by Williams & Heintz.

At Williams & Heintz, the story has it that, the head of publications  for the National Park Service, Vincent Gleason, actually went up in a small plane with Berann.  They flew around Yellowstone, as Berann made the sketches that became the basis of his painting.

The color separations for printing where made from the actual painting itself, at Mueller Color Plate, in Minneapolis, on a process camera.

The posters are available at the US Government Bookstore.

Matthias Troyer, a grandson of H.C. Berann, maintains a website of Berann’s work.

About hollybudd

I grew up on the Chesapeake Bay. I have a BS in Environmental Studies from Cook College, Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. I returned to school for a MBA from Trinity DC. I am the president/CEO of Williams & Heintz Map Corporation, the family printing company that was started by my great grandfather.

Posted on April 27, 2012, in Education, History, The Map Vault and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I remember Dad had that poster up somewhere. Now that I’ve been there, I’d like to look more closely at it again. It took all day just to drive around the place. It must have been a spectacular view while circling above, with all the steaming springs.

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