A Kansas Atlas, 1952: Title page and selected maps

This atlas was Jenks’ first major work, and set standards for both cartographic design and the communication of spatial statistical data. A Kansas Atlas was a rarity upon publication: a multi-color in-depth statistical atlas devoted to a single state. Jenks mapped an exhaustive variety of topics, ranging from population dynamics to agricultural productivity, using a variety of cutting-edge symbolization techniques. It should be noted that Jenks pioneered or fine-tuned many of the map symbolization methods used in this atlas, and are still in use today.