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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Fremont, J.C.; Preuss, Charles
Date:
1846
Short Title:
Map Of The Road From Missouri To Oregon ... Section III.
Publisher:
U.S.
Washington
Type:
Atlas Map
Obj Height cm:
41
Obj Width cm:
67
Scale 1:
633,600
Note:
Map includes a chart of meteorological observations giving remarks, the temperature reading, and the altitude. From the notes on the map, this appears to have been a difficult stretch of road. No game was found 30 miles each way from Fort Laramie. Grass was scanty as was fuel. It is stated that, "Sioux Indians are not to be trusted." Notes from Fremont's report states that Fort Laramie should be used as an established military post. It would make the whole area safer and could also continue to be a trading post.
Reference:
Wheat 523.
State/Province:
Nebraska; U.S. West; Wyoming
Subject:
Roads; U.S. War Dept.
Full Title:
Topographical Map Of The Road From Missouri To Oregon, Commencing At The Mouth Of The Kansas In The Missouri River And Ending At The Mouth Of The Wallah Wallah In The Columbia. In VII Sections. Section III. From the field notes and journal of Capt. J.C. Fremont, and from sketches and notes made on the ground by his assistant Charles Preuss. Compiled by Charles Preuss, 1846 By order of the Senate of the United States ... Lithogr. by E. Weber & Co. Baltimore ...
List No:
2773.003
Series No:
3
Engraver or Printer:
Fremont, J.C.; Weber, E. & Co.
Publication Author:
Preuss, Charles
Pub Date:
1846
Pub Title:
Topographical Map Of The Road From Missouri To Oregon, Commencing At The Mouth Of The Kansas In The Missouri River And Ending At The Mouth Of The Wallah Wallah In The Columbia. In VII Sections. From the field notes and journal of Capt. J.C. Fremont, and from sketches and notes made on the ground by his assistant Charles Preuss. Compiled by Charles Preuss, 1846 By order of the Senate of the United States ... Lithogr. by E. Weber & Co. Baltimore ...
Pub Reference:
Wheat 523.
Pub Note:
First maps to show the Oregon Trail accurately with great detail. Used by many of the overland trail parties. 1st issue, second state. The second state is indicated because there are changes in the text setting on sheet 7 that are the same as the later issue of 1849. Maps are without color and bound together on the right margin with a strip of light blue paper.
Pub List No:
2773.000
Pub Type:
Regional Atlas
Pub Maps:
7
Pub Height cm:
41
Pub Width cm:
67
Image No:
2773003
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 1998
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