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Beckwith, Lieut., Schumann, …
Valley of the Mud Lakes.
1861
Exploration Book
Authors Beckwith, Lieut., Schumann, C.
Full Title Valley of the Mud Lakes showing eighty two miles of the projected rail road line. June 14th at 9 A.M. from Mud Lake peak. C. Schumann from F.W. Egloffstein. Selmar Siebert's Engraving & Printing Establishment, Washington, D.C. U.S.P.R.R. Exp. & Surveys 41st Parallel. Expl. by Lieut. Beckwith. Vol. II.
Note Uncolored view including the eastern base of the Sierra Nevadas and the Oregon road entering the Sierra Nevada.
Beckwith, Lieut., Schumann, …
Valley of Humboldt River at …
1861
Exploration Book
Authors Beckwith, Lieut., Schumann, C.
Full Title Valley of the Humboldt River at Lassen's Meadows. June 9th at 3 P.M. from a peak on the western Humboldt River range. C. Schumann from F.W. Egloffstein. Selmar Siebert's Engraving & Printing Establishment, Washington, D.C. U.S.P.R.R. Exp. & Surveys 41st Parallel. Expl. by Lieut. Beckwith. Vol. II.
Note An uncolored extended view of the Lassen valley. The Sierra Nevadas and the upper Sacramento River can be seen in the background.
Beckwith, Lieut., Schumann, …
Madelin Pass.
1861
Exploration Book
Authors Beckwith, Lieut., Schumann, C.
Full Title Madelin Pass. June 19th at 2 P.M. view taken from Mount Observation. C. Schumann from F.W. Egloffstein. Selmar Siebert's Engraving & Printing Establishment, Washington, D.C. U.S.P.R.R. Exp. & Surveys 41st Parallel. Expl. by Lieut. Beckwith. Vol. II.
Note Uncolored view showing the stretch looking east from Mt. Shasta to the Sierras west of Pyramid Lake.
Beckwith, Lieut., Schumann, …
West End of Madelin Pass.
1861
Exploration Book
Authors Beckwith, Lieut., Schumann, C.
Full Title West End of Madelin Pass. June 26th at 8 A.M. from a peak overlooking Madelin Creek. C. Schumann from F.W. Egloffstein. Selmar Siebert's Engraving & Printing Establishment, Washington, D.C. U.S.P.R.R. Exp. & Surveys 41st Parallel. Expl. by Lieut. Beckwith. Vol. II.
Note Uncolored view to the north showing the Sacramento River descending through the Round Valley. Mt. Shasta is shown in the background.
Beckwith, Lieut., Schumann, …
No. Slopes of the Sierra Nev …
1861
Exploration Book
Authors Beckwith, Lieut., Schumann, C.
Full Title Northern Slopes of the Sierra Nevada. June 30th at 9 A.M. view towards the West 1854. C. Schumann from F.W. Egloffstein. Selmar Siebert's Engraving & Printing Establishment, Washington, D.C. U.S.P.R.R. Exp. & Surveys 41st Parallel. Expl. by Lieut. Beckwith. Vol. II.
Note View uncolored. The center of the view is dominated by Mt. Shasta, 50 miles in the distance. The view is looking to the west with the Coast Range 100 miles in the distance.
Beckwith, Lieut., Schumann, …
Portion, main mountain passa …
1861
Exploration Book
Authors Beckwith, Lieut., Schumann, C.
Full Title Portion of the main mountain passage of the upper Sacramento or Pitt River. July 20th at 1 P.M. 25 miles south of Mt. Shasta. C. Schumann from F.W. Egloffstein. Selmar Siebert's Engraving & Printing Establishment, Washington, D.C. U.S.P.R.R. Exp. & Surveys 41st Parallel. Expl. by Lieut. Beckwith. Vol. II.
Note Uncolored view looking to Mt. Shasta in the north.
Ives, J.C., Whipple, A.W.
From the Rio Grande to the P …
1861
Exploration Book
Authors Ives, J.C., Whipple, A.W.
Full Title From the Rio Grande to the Pacific Ocean from explorations and surveys made under the direction of the Hon. Jefferson Davis, Secretary of War by Lieut. A.W. Whipple, Topogl. Engrs. and Lieut. J.C. Ives, Topogl. Engrs. A.H. Campbell, Civil Eng. and Surveyor, Asst. Surveyors: Wm. White Jr., N.H. Hutton, and J.P. Sherburne. 1853-4. Explorations and Surveys for a Rail Road Route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, War Department, Route Near the 35th Parallel, Map No. 2. Engr. by Selmar Siebert. Drawn by John D. Hoffmann.
Note The uncolored map stretches from Albuquerque in the east across the southwest to Los Angeles. With two inset maps: "Sketch of Campbell's Pass from Agua Azul to Salt Spring" and "Sketch of Aztec Pass."
Abbot, Henry L., Williamson, …
Profiles 1 Benicia-Ft. Readi …
1861
Exploration Book
Authors Abbot, Henry L., Williamson, R.S.
Full Title Routes in Oregon and California. Profiles sheet no. 1 from Benicia to Fort Reading and from Fort Reading to Vancouver, from explorations and surveys made under the direction of Hon. Jefferson Davis, Sec. of War by Lieut. R.S. Williamson, U.S. Topl. Engrs. and Lieut. H.L. Abbot, U.S. Topl. Engrs, H.C. Fillerbrown, C.D. Anderson and J. Young assts. 1855. (1861)
Note Uncolored profiles. Horizontal scale 1:15,206.4.
Abbot, Henry L., Williamson, …
Profiles 2 Des Chutes Valley …
1861
Exploration Book
Authors Abbot, Henry L., Williamson, R.S.
Full Title Routes in Oregon and California. Profiles sheet no. 2 from the head of Des Chutes Valley to Vancouver and from Vancouver to Fort Reading, from explorations and surveys made under the direction of Hon. Jefferson Davis, Sec. of War by Lieut. R.S. Williamson, U.S. Topl. Engrs. and Lieut. H.L. Abbot, U.S. Topl. Engrs, H.C. Fillerbrown, C.D. Anderson and J. Young assts. 1855. (1861)
Note Uncolored profiles. Horizontal scale 1:15,206.4.
Williamson, R.S.
San Francisco Bay to N. boun …
1861
Exploration Book
Authors Williamson, R.S.
Full Title From San Francisco Bay to the Northern Boundary of California from Explorations and Surveys made under the direction of the Hon. Jefferson Davis Secretary of War by Lieut. R.S. Williamson, U.S. Topl. Engrs. and Lieut. H.L. Abbot, U.S. Topl. Engrs., H.C. Fillebrown, J. Young and C.D. Anderson, Assts. 1855. Explorations and surveys for a railroad route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. War Department. Routes in Oregon and California. Map No. 1. Drawn by John Young.
Note Map extends north from the tip of the San Francisco Bay to the 42nd parallel. The areas around the bay and the northern section near Lassen and Mt. Shasta are the most extensively drawn. Uncolored. List of authorities included.
Williamson, R.S.
General Map of Explorations …
1861
Exploration Book
Authors Williamson, R.S.
Full Title General Map of Explorations and Surveys in California made under the direction of the Hon. Jefferson Davis, Secretary of War by Lieut. R.S. Williamson, Topogl. 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. Engr. by Selmar Siebert.
Note A north/south view of California from the San Francisco Bay to San Diego. The railway line is shown extending as far east as Fort Yuma. Without color.
Williamson, R.S.
Passes, Sierra Nevada, Walke …
1861
Exploration Book
Authors Williamson, R.S.
Full Title Map of Passes in the Sierra Nevada from Walker's Pass to the Coast Range: 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. Engraved by Selmar Siebert.
Note Map uncolored.
Williamson, R.S.
Map and Profile of Canada de …
1861
Exploration Book
Authors Williamson, R.S.
Full Title Map and Profile of the Canada de las Uvas, 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. Engr. by Selmar Siebert.
Note Uncolored.
Williamson, R.S.
Map and Profile of Tejon Pas …
1861
Exploration Book
Authors Williamson, R.S.
Full Title Map and Profile of the Tejon Pass, 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. Engr. by Selmar Siebert.
Note Uncolored.
Williamson, R.S.
1. Profiles, passes in the S …
1861
Exploration Book
Authors Williamson, R.S.
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)
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.
Williamson, R.S.
2. Profiles, passes in the S …
1861
Exploration Book
Authors Williamson, R.S.
Full Title Sheet no. 2. 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)
Note Uncolored profiles. Vertical scale 1:24,000. Contents: Profile of San Francisquito Pass -- Profile of Cajon Pass -- Profile of San Gorgonio Pass -- Profile of the Colorado Desert from Station 15 of San Gorgonio Pass to the wagon road -- Profile of Warner's Pass.
Beckwith, E.G.
From the Mud Lakes to Pacifi …
1861
Exploration Book
Authors Beckwith, E.G.
Full Title From the Mud Lakes to the Pacific Ocean, 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. 4. Selmar Siebert's Engraving & Printing Establishment. Washington, D.C.
Note Uncolored map drawn in detail from Pyramid Lake in present-day Nevada to Mt. Shasta. The rest of the map is in sketchy detail.
Parke, John G.
From San Francisco Bay to Pl …
1861
Exploration Book
Authors Parke, John G.
Full Title From San Francisco Bay to the Plains of Los Angeles from Explorations and Surveys made under the direction of The Hon. Jefferson Davis, Secretary of War by Lieut. John G. Parke, Topl. Engrs. assisted by Albert H. Campbell, Civil Engineer and N.H. Hutton, H. Custer and G.G. Garner. 1854 & 55. Map No. 1. Constructed and drawn by H. Custer. Explorations and Surveys for a Rail Road Route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. War Department. Coast Route, California.
Note Uncolored map showing the proposed rail lines along the California coastal region. Note explains that the entire coastline was derived from the U.S. Coast Survey. Other information was taken from the surveys of the U.S. General Land Office.
Parke, John G.
From the Pimas Villages to F …
1861
Exploration Book
Authors Parke, John G.
Full Title From the Pimas Villages to Fort Fillmore from Explorations and Surveys made under the direction of The Hon. Jefferson Davis, Secretary of War by Lieut. John G. Parke, Topl. Engrs. assisted by Albert H. Campbell, Civil Engineer and N.H. Hutton, H. Custer and G.G. Garner. 1854 & 55. Map No. 2. Engr. by Selmar Siebert. Explorations and Surveys for a Rail Road Route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. War Department. Route near the 32nd parallel of North Latitude.
Note Area shown is just north of the boundary line between Mexico and the United States. Uncolored. Note states that some of the information on the map was taken from Emory survey and the office of the U.S. Mexican Boundary Commission.
Parke, John G.
Profiles San Francisco Bay-L …
1861
Exploration Book
Authors Parke, John G.
Full Title Profiles from San Francisco Bay to Los Angeles, Cala. and from the Pimas Villages to Fort Fillmore from Explorations and Surveys made under the direction of The Hon. Jefferson Davis, Secretary of War by Lieut. John G. Parke, Topl. Engrs., assisted by Albert H. Campbell, Civil Engineer and N.H. Hutton, H. Custer and G.G. Garner, assts. 1854 & 55. Explorations and Surveys for a Rail Road Route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. War Department. Route near the 32d parallel & coast route, Cala.
Note Five uncolored profiles. Contents: No. 1. Profile from the Rio Grande opposite Fort Fillmore to the Rio Gila at Maricopa Wells, Pimas Villages -- No. 2. Profile from Los Angeles to San Francisco Bay, California Coast route -- No. 3. General profile near the 32d parallel, from Fulton on Red River, Arkansas to San Diego, California, via Fort Yuma and Warner's Pass -- No. 3a. Profile from Fort Yuma on Colorado River to San Francisco Bay via San Gorgonio Pass and Los Angeles, California -- No. 4. Profile of a proposed route for a railroad between the Port of San Diego and the Gila River, California from a survey made by direction of the San Diego and Gila Railroad Company by Charles H. Poole, Chief Engineer.
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