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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Warren, Gouverneur Kemble, 1830-1882
Date:
1855
Short Title:
Map Of The Territory Of The United States From The Mississippi To The Pacific Ocean.
Publisher:
U.S.
Washington
Type:
Separate Map
Obj Height cm:
106
Obj Width cm:
116
Scale 1:
3,000,000
Note:
Very early issue of Warren's Pacific Railroad general map of the U.S. When the Pacific Railway Survey reports were published in 1855, the large Warren map of the U.S. was not completed and a smaller map was issued with a note by Warren that the larger map would soon be ready for publication. This issue of the map is dated 1855 only, unlike the final issue which was dated 1854-5-6-7 (see our #0693). Also, the list of authorities here is shorter than the later issue and has no dates later than 1855. Most importantly, this issue has major areas blank that are filled in the final issue. Various routes are drawn in ms on the map, in red and blue lines, all proceeding from points in the Midwest to the west coast, as well as some north - south routes. Also, a red line is drawn from east to west next to the 38th parallel. We think these are the trails used by travelers, perhaps a few years later, but we can't be sure. There is another early issue of this map that is between this 1855 issue and the version published with the final reports - it is dated 1857, has fewer "blank" areas that this and has more and later dated authorities (see WH copy).
Reference:
None found.
Country:
United States
Subject:
Railroad; U.S. War Dept.
Full Title:
Map Of The Territory Of The United States From The Mississippi To The Pacific Ocean Ordered by the Hon. Jeff'n Davis, Secretary Of War To accompany the Reports of the Explorations For A Railroad Route ... Compiled from authorized explorations and other reliable data by Lieut. G.K. Warren, Topl. Engrs. In the Office of Pacific R.R. Surveys, War Dep. under the direction of Bvt. Maj. W.H. Emory and Capt. A.A. Humphreys, Topl. Engrs. 1855. Engr. by Selmar Siebert.
List No:
2289.000
Series No:
1
Publication Author:
Warren, Gouverneur Kemble, 1830-1882
Pub Date:
1855
Pub Title:
Map Of The Territory Of The United States From The Mississippi To The Pacific Ocean Ordered by the Hon. Jeff'n Davis, Secretary Of War To accompany the Reports of the Explorations For A Railroad Route ... Compiled from authorized explorations and other reliable data by Lieut. G.K. Warren, Topl. Engrs. In the Office of Pacific R.R. Surveys, War Dep. under the direction of Bvt. Maj. W.H. Emory and Capt. A.A. Humphreys, Topl. Engrs. 1855. Engr. by Selmar Siebert.
Pub Reference:
None found.
Pub Note:
See note field above.
Pub List No:
2289.000
Pub Type:
Separate Map
Pub Maps:
1
Pub Height cm:
106
Pub Width cm:
116
Image No:
2289000
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 1998
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