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Trans-Mississippi West

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.

Serial Set 546 (30-2) H.rp. 145, map 6
Scale: 1:633,600
Size: 39 x 65 cm.
1846.

Seventh of seven sheets shows the road from Fort Boisie to Wallah-Wallah River accompanied by excerpts from the field notes and journal of Captain Fremont. Shows adjacent topography and hydrology and tribal lands of the Nez Perce Indians. Coordinate system is diagonal on the map. Included is a table of meteorological observations.

[Frontier transportation and communication lines of the United States in 1845]

Serial Set 611 (32-1) S.exdoc. 1, map 2
Scale: 1:15,000,000
Size: 34 x 36 cm.
1851

Shows lines of land and river transportation, lines of communication, and lines of land transportation anterior to the War with Mexico of the trans-Mississippi west. Shows lines of ocean transportation to Central America and the extreme limit of the line of frontier stations in 1845. Also shows frontier stations abandoned, those still occupied, new frontier stations, and new posts recently abandoned. Shows some topography in the mountain states and major rivers of the United States.

Map No. 2 Rio Colorado of the west.
Explorations and Surveys, War Department; explored by 1st Lieut. Joseph C. Ives, Topl. Engrs. under the direction of the Office of Explorations and Surveys, A.A. Humphreys, Capt. Topl. Engrs. in charge, by order of the Hon. John B. Floyd, Secretary of War; drawn by Frhr. F.W. v. Egloffstein, topographer to the Expedition; lettering by F. Courtenay; ruling by Samuel Sartain.

Serial Set 1058 (36-1) H. exdoc. 90, map 2
Scale: 1:760,320
Size: 37 x 88 cm.
1858

Shows exploration routes, including camps and astronomical stations in the vicinity of the Little Colorado and Colorado Rivers. Includes camps, astronomical stations, forts, springs, passes, mountain peaks, topography, and hydrography. Shows the general location of Indian tribes.

Progress map of lines and areas of exploration and surveys conducted under the auspices of the War Dept. giving the area of the public domain lying west of the 100th Meridian of longitude with an index illustration of a series of atlas maps.
Prepared under the direction of 1st lieut. George M. Wheeler, Corps of Engineers.

Serial Set 1614 (43-1) H.exdoc 240, map 1 Scale: 1:6,000,000
Size: 49 x 60 cm.
1869

Shows index of areas to atlas maps, primary astronomical stations completed and proposed, areas surveyed by Wheeler Expeditions of 1869, 1871, 1872, and 1873, and by Clarence King. Also shows other expedition lines, existing and proposed telegraph lines, military posts, railroads, towns, cities and hydrography.

Map of Utah Territory, representing the extent of the irrigable, timber and pasture lands.
Department of the Interior, U.S. Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region, J.W. Powell in Charge. Compiled and drawn by Charles Mahon, J.H. Renshawe, W.H. Graves and H. Lindenkohl for the Commissioner of Public Lands, 1878. Constructed from atlas sheets of the U.S. Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region with additional material taken from maps of the U.S. Geographical Explorations and Surveys West of the 100th Meridian, Corps of Engineers, in charge; the U.S. Geological Exploration of the 40th Parallel, Clarence King, U.S. Geologist in charge; and the U.S. Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, F.V. Hayden, in charge. Julius Bien, Lith.

Serial Set 1805 (45-2) H.exdoc. 73, map 1
Scale: 1:633,600
Size: 91 x 72 cm.
1878

Shows in color irrigable lands, standing timber, and area destroyed by fire. Also shows railroads, wagon roads, trails, telegraph lines, towns, forts, and county seats. Identifies topographic features and hydrography. Area includes eastern two thirds of the Territory.


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