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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 IV.
Publisher:
U.S.
Washington
Type:
Atlas Map
Obj Height cm:
41
Obj Width cm:
67
Scale 1:
633,600
Note:
This section of the map includes the Wind River Mountains and a discussion of the continental divide by Fremont. In his report Fremont states, "We mounted the barometer in the snow of the summit ... giving 13, 570 feet for the elevation above the Gulf of Mexico. Fields of snow lay far below us: boundless mountains stretched before us. A stillness the most profound, and a terrible solitude, forced themselves constantly on the mind as the great features of this place." This section traverses the war ground of the Indians, and so it is noted that guards and watches should be in place.
Reference:
Wheat 523.
State/Province:
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 IV. 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:
2773.004
Series No:
4
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:
2773004
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 1998
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