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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Beckwith, E.G.
Date:
1861
Short Title:
From the Humboldt Mountains to the Mud Lakes.
Publisher:
T. Ford XII.
Publisher:
A.O.P. Nicholson I-XI
Washington
Type:
Book Map
Obj Height cm:
53
Obj Width cm:
46
Scale 1:
760,320
Note:
Uncolored map follows the Humboldt River across present-day Nevada to the far edge of Pyramid Lake. Proposed railway line clearly shown.
Reference:
WC 262.
State/Province:
Nevada
Subject:
Railroad
Full Title:
From the Humboldt Mountains to the Mud Lakes; from Explorations and Surveys made under the direction of the Hon. Jefferson Davis Secretary of War by Capt. E.G. Beckwith, 3d. Artillery. F.W. Egloffstein, Topographer for the Route. 1855. Explorations and surveys for a railroad route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. War Department. Route near the 41st Parallel. Map No. 3. Selmar Siebert's Engraving & Printing Establishment. Washington, D.C.
List No:
0693.030
Series No:
38
Engraver or Printer:
Egloffstein, F.W.; Siebert, Selmar
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:
0693030
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2007
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