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Nicollet, J. N. (Joseph Nico …
Title Page: Report intended …
1843
Exploration Book
Authors Nicollet, J. N. (Joseph Nicolas), 1786-1843
Full Title (Title Page to) Report Intended To Illustrate A Map Of The Hydrographical Basin of the Upper Mississippi River, Made by I.N. Nicollet ... February 16, 1841. Washington: Blair and Rives, Printers. 1843. [Senate.] 26th Congress, 2d Session. [237].
Nicollet, J. N. (Joseph Nico …
Hydrographical Basin of the …
1843
Exploration Book
Authors Nicollet, J. N. (Joseph Nicolas), 1786-1843
Full Title Hydrographical Basin of the Upper Mississippi River From Astronomical and Barometrical Observations Surveys and Information by J.N. Nicollet ... assisted ... by Lieut. J.C. Fremont ... Reduced and compiled under the direction of Col. J.J. Abert in the Bureau of the Corps of Topl. Engrs. by Lieut. W.H. Emory ... 1843 ... W.J. Stone Sc.
Note First edition, first issue. A larger version of the accompanying map was issued in 1842 with scale of 1:600,000 - this version is unknown to us (and anyone else we have met)- Bray states that only 200 copies were printed, the House of Representatives issued this 1843 edition in 1845 with no changes, although Wagner Camp says the map was smaller and Bray states that it was a more faithful representation of the original 1842 map. See Donald Jackson, The Expeditions of John Charles Fremont, for a history of the Nicollet map and all the Fremont maps. Fremont worked extensively with Nicollet on this map and "this was the work which trained Fremont in cartography." (Jackson). This map was the earliest accurate map of the Northern Plains and the Upper Mississippi. G.K. Warren, in his Memoir, stated that this "map was one of the greatest contributions ever made to American geography." Nicollet died in 1843. His map was years ahead of its time, with its regional concept and sound basis in instrument readings and astronomically determined points. Goetzmann: "Had he lived one more decade, Nicollet would undoubtedly have become the official government cartographer of the whole trans-Mississippi West." Rebound in brown fabric covers with "Hydrographical Basin of the Upper Mississippi, I.N. Nicollet, 1843" in gold on the spine.
Fremont, J.C., Preuss, Charl …
Map Of The Road From Missour …
1846
Regional Atlas
Authors Fremont, J.C., Preuss, Charles
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 I. 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 ...
Note Map includes a chart of meteorological observations giving remarks, the temperature reading, and the altitude. It is also noted that "This section abounds with grass, water and fuel so that emigrants may encamp almost anywhere." But, elk and deer, the only game, are very scarce.
Fremont, J.C., Preuss, Charl …
Map Of The Road From Missour …
1846
Regional Atlas
Authors Fremont, J.C., Preuss, Charles
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 II. 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 ...
Note Map includes a chart of meteorological observations giving remarks, the temperature reading, and the altitude. Buffalo are present in "inumerable bands," and it is suggested that the dung be used for fuel. Timber is scarce , except on the islands. It is noted that the Pawnee pose a threat to the traveler as they are likely to rob the emigrants along the route. A note from Fremont's report about the first viewing of the buffalo is included below the map.
Fremont, J.C., Preuss, Charl …
Map Of The Road From Missour …
1846
Regional Atlas
Authors Fremont, J.C., Preuss, Charles
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 III. 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 ...
Note Map includes a chart of meteorological observations giving remarks, the temperature reading, and the altitude. From the notes on the map, this appears to have been a difficult stretch of road. No game was found 30 miles each way from Fort Laramie. Grass was scanty as was fuel. It is stated that, "Sioux Indians are not to be trusted." Notes from Fremont's report states that Fort Laramie should be used as an established military post. It would make the whole area safer and could also continue to be a trading post.
Fremont, J.C., Preuss, Charl …
Map Of The Road From Missour …
1846
Regional Atlas
Authors Fremont, J.C., Preuss, Charles
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 ...
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.
Fremont, J.C., Preuss, Charl …
Map Of The Road From Missour …
1846
Regional Atlas
Authors Fremont, J.C., Preuss, Charles
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 V. 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 ...
Note Notes in this section include a mention of the Great Salt Lake as "one of the wonders of nature, and perhaps without a rival in the world..." The travelers were now out of danger from the Indians as the Snake Indians were considered to be friendly.
Fremont, J.C., Preuss, Charl …
Map Of The Road From Missour …
1846
Regional Atlas
Authors Fremont, J.C., Preuss, Charles
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 ...
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."
Fremont, J.C., Preuss, Charl …
Map Of The Road From Missour …
1846
Regional Atlas
Authors Fremont, J.C., Preuss, Charles
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 VII. 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 ...
Note This map contains the largest amount of written data. Copious notes are included from October 10th through October 25th. The last note tells about the first sighting of the Columbia River. Fremont notes that the distance from the mouth of the Kansas to "this place" is about 2,000 miles. They were greeted at Fort Wallah-Wallah by Mr. McKinley, the commander of the post, who received them "with great civility."
Fremont, J.C.
Title Page: Report of the Ex …
1845
Exploration Book
Authors Fremont, J.C.
Full Title (Title Page to) Report of The Exploring Expedition to The Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842, and to Oregon and North California in the Years 1843-'44.
Fremont, J.C.
Map Of An Exploring Expediti …
1845
Exploration Book
Authors Fremont, J.C.
Full Title Map Of An Exploring Expedition To The Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842, Oregon & North California In The Years 1843-44. By Brevet Capt. J. C. Fremont Of The Corps Of Topographical Engineers Under the orders of Col. J.J. Abert, Chief Of The Topographical Bureau. Lith. by E. Weber & Co. Baltimore, Md.
Note House Issue, map in case. Lacks the astronomical observations that appear in the first issue by the Senate. The large map of the west is one of the most interesting and beautiful government maps of the 1840's. It filled in many of the gaps in cartographic knowledge of the west. Charles Preuss was the cartographer. Map is without color. Book is bound with full leather with "Executive Documents 2d Sess. 28th Cong." on the spine in gold.
Fremont, J.C.
Title Page: Geographical mem …
1848
Exploration Book
Authors Fremont, J.C.
Full Title (Title Page to) Geographical Memoir upon Upper California In Illustration of His Map of Oregon and California, by John Charles Fremont: Addressed to the Senate of the United States. Washington: Wendell and Van Benthuysen, Printers. 1848. [Senate.] 30th Congress, 1st Session. Miscellaneous. No. 148.
Fremont, J.C.
Map Of Oregon And Upper Cali …
1848
Exploration Book
Authors Fremont, J.C.
Full Title Map Of Oregon And Upper California From the Surveys of John Charles Fremont And other Authorities. Drawn By Charles Preuss Under the Order of the Senate Of The United States, Washington City 1848. Lithy. by E. Weber & Co. Balto. (inset) Profile of the travelling route from the South Pass of the Rocky Mountains to the Bay of San Francisco.
Note The map for the first time filled in the details of the Great Basin. Charles Preuss drew the map. A smaller version of the map appears in President Polk's Message of 1849 (see our copy). Report rebound with cloth covered boards and title on spine.
Fremont, J.C.
Las Mariposas Estate Maripos …
1861
Separate Map
Authors Fremont, J.C.
Full Title Las Mariposas Estate Mariposas County California. Containing 44,386 83/100 Acres Or 70 Square Miles. Lith of Sarony, Major & Knapp, 449 Broadway, N.Y. Max Strobel Engineer.
Note Map to accompany a 63 page pamphlet promotion. Date estimated. Fremont published the map and pamphlet (pamphlet not included here) to raise money for his estate. He failed, and lost the estate to the creditors. Streeter: "It is the best map of the country about Mariposas I have yet seen." Peters mentions the map appearing in a book by The Mariposas Company in 1863. Full color.
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