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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Williamson, R.S.
Date:
1861
Short Title:
1. Profiles, passes in the Sierra Nevada.
Publisher:
T. Ford XII.
Publisher:
A.O.P. Nicholson I-XI
Washington
Type:
Book Map
Obj Height cm:
65
Obj Width cm:
49
Scale 1:
120,000
Note:
Uncolored profiles. Vertical scale 1:24,000. Contents: Profile of Walker's Pass -- Profile of Hum-pa-ya-mup Pass -- Profile of Tah-ee-chay-pah Pass -- Profile of San Fernando Pass -- Profile of route from summit of Tah-ee-chay-pah Pass to the Tejon Depot Camp -- Profile of New Pass.
Reference:
WC 262.
State/Province:
California
Subject:
Railroad
Full Title:
Sheet no. 1. Profiles of passes in the Sierra Nevada; from Explorations and Surveys made under the direction of the Hon. Jefferson Davis, Secretary of War by Lieut. R.S. Williamson, Topl. Engr. assisted by Lieut. J.G. Parke, Topl. Engr. and Mr. Isaac Williams Smith, Civ. Engr. 1853. Explorations and Surveys for a Rail Road Route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. War Department. Routes in California to connect with the routes near the 32nd and 35th parallels. (1861)
List No:
0693.044
Series No:
52
Engraver or Printer:
Parke, J.G.; Smith, Isaac Williams
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:
0693044
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2007
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