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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Abbot, Henry L.; Humphreys, A.A.; Warren, Gouverneur Kemble, 1830-1882
Date:
1861
Short Title:
Profiles, main routes surveyed 1855.
Publisher:
T. Ford XII.
Publisher:
A.O.P. Nicholson I-XI
Washington
Type:
Book Map
Obj Height cm:
130
Obj Width cm:
119
Scale 1:
3,000,000
Note:
Uncolored map profiles with inset profile. Printed on 2 sheets; joined as 1.
Reference:
WC 262.
Country:
United States
State/Province:
U.S. North East; U.S. West
Subject:
Railroad
Full Title:
Profiles of the main routes surveyed, compiled in 1855, by Lieutenants G.K. Warren & H.L. Abbot, Corps Topl. Engineers; with revisions and additional compilations from the results of subsequent examinations and surveys. Prepared in the Office of Pacific Rail Road Explorations and Surveys. Captain A.A. Humphreys, Corps Topl. Engineers, in charge, by direction of Hon. Jefferson Davis, Secretary of War. 1856. Explorations and Surveys for the Rail Road Routes from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, War Department. (with) Profiles of rail roads constructed across the Alleghany mountains.
List No:
0693.019
Series No:
27
Publication Author:
Pacific Railroad Survey; Warren, Gouverneur Kemble, 1830-1882
Pub Date:
1861
Pub Title:
Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad From the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of War, In 1853-56, According to Acts of Congress of March 3, 1853, May 31, 1854, and August 5, 1854. Volume XI. Washington: George W. Bowman, Printer. 1861. 36th Congress, 2d Session, Senate, Ex. Doc.
Pub Reference:
WC 262.
Pub Note:
This Quarto issue of the report is the House issue, except for volume XI which is the Senate issue. W. Heckrotte has an unusual copy of the Warren U.S. map found in this report. It is dissected on linen and is an earlier version of the map published with the Quarto report. It has 40 authorities vs. 42 in the quarto issue map, shorter note to left of authorities, lots of plate differences, especially: nothing in Owyhee area, differences in N.M., Calif., etc. Looks like someone asked for the map before it was finished -see the Lack of ocean lines in the top half south of Gray's Harbor. In 13 volumes. Bound in full leather with "Explorations and Surveys for a Railroad to the Pacific Ocean" and the volume number on the spine in gold.
Pub List No:
0693.000
Pub Type:
Exploration Book
Pub Maps:
24
Pub Height cm:
31
Pub Width cm:
25
Image No:
0693019
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2007
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