1846 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 ... Lithogr. by E. Weber & Co. Baltimore ...
Author: Fremont, J.C. ; Preuss, Charles
Commissioned by the Senate of the United States, these were the first maps to show the Oregon Trail accurately and with great detail. Used by many of the overland trail parties. One map on 7 lithographed sheets, joined at the right edge by a single paper guard. Maps measure about 26" x 16"; scale is 10 miles to the inch.
Together the seven sheets cover the region known as the Oregon Trail route. Topography is in great detail. Each sheet is filled with descriptive comments from Fremont's narrative providing a legitimate guide for emigrants at the time. This is a rare, matching and complete set of (7) maps that constitute an essential map of the American West.
The maps are sound and in very good condition. A few small stains, foxing/uneven toning, tiny wormholes and small nibbles.
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