From the Map Vault – Heinrich Berann – National Park Service – Greater Yellowstone
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.
Posted on April 27, 2012, in Education, History, The Map Vault and tagged Greater Yellowstone, Heinrich Berann, map printing, National park Service, panoramic map, Williams & Heintz Map corp. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.