Map of the territory of the United States from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean; ordered by Jeff' Davis, Secretary of War to accompany the reports of the explorations for a railroad route.
Very detailed map of the United States west of the Mississippi River indicating drainage, relief by hachures, cities and towns, forts, trails, wagon roads, and routes of exploration. An important map of western expansion, it utilized and lists 45 major exploration and mapping reports from the Lewis & Clark to the U.S. General Land Office Surveys.
Shows Indian tribal locations, military posts, and routes and dates of expeditions and surveys.
LC also has 1868 edition.
Published to accompany Lt. G. K. Warren's memoir to accompany the map of the territory of the United States from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean and was included in the volume XI of the Pacific Railroad Reports; with this map the work of the Bureau of Topographical Engineers on the preliminary Pacific surveys came to a conclusion.
Sectioned and mounted on cloth backing.
LC Railroad maps, 174
Description derived from published bibliography.
Signed: Millard Fillmore, Dec. 19, 1863.
Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
Annotated on verso: No. 250. Territories of the U.S. 1863. Millard Fillmore Jany. 18, 1864.