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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 VI.
Publisher:
U.S.
Washington
Type:
Atlas Map
Obj Height cm:
41
Obj Width cm:
67
Scale 1:
633,600
Note:
The accompanying notes state, "This is the most trying section for the traveller on the whole route. Water, though good and plenty, is difficult to reach, as the river is hemmed in by high and vertical rocks and many of the bystreams are without water in the dry season. Grass is only to be found at the marked camping places, and barely sufficient to keep strong animals from starvation. Game there is none. The road is very rough by volcanic rocks, detrimental to wagons and carts. In sage bushes consists the only Fuel. Lucky, that by all these hardships the traveller is not harassed by the Indians, who are peacable & harmless."
Reference:
Wheat 523.
State/Province:
Idaho
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 VI. 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:
2773.006
Series No:
6
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:
2773006
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 1998
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