Relief shown by hachures. Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington, DC. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
Print showing men in dress uniform. Identified as associated with the Mexican War, 1846-48, in Picturing Victorian America: Prints by the Kellogg Brothers of Hartford, by Nancy Finlay (2010), p. 83.
Shows Mexico and the southern United States. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Prime meridian: Washington. Gift; Thomas W. Streeler; Dec. 28, 1937. Includes distance chart, distance list, and 2 profile... more
Photograph shows four log cabins scattered along the hillside; prospectors stand near or atop piles of large rocks; a flume can be seen on the far left.
Outline map of North America showing proposed railroad routes within the present limits of the United States. This is one of the earliest promotional maps for a transcontinental railroad to come before the Uni... more
Built by John Walker, son of Richard Walker, orig. mfr. and patentee; of corrugated iron. Illus. in: The Illustrated London News, 1849, July 14, p. 20. This record contains unverified, old data from caption car... more
Pictorial lettersheet with two images on one page shows (top) miners in camp eating and reading; and (bottom) miners standing in front of log cabin; with attached blank leaf.
Pictorial lettersheet with two images on one page shows (top) miners working next to flume; and (bottom) miners working next to river with water wheel leading to sluice; with attached blank leaf.
Manuscript; pen-and-ink, watercolor, and pencil corrections. Sectioned and mounted on cloth backing. Cadastral map. "Presented to the Senators and Representatives from California by Wm. M. Eddy, city surveyor, ... more
Edward Gould Buffum (1820-1867), a New York journalist, came to California as an officer in the 7th Regiment of N.Y. Volunteers during the Mexican War. He stayed on to seek gold and edit a California newspaper ... more
Pictorial lettersheet shows four images of camp activities while not mining: washing clothes, cooking, mending clothes and boots, and discovering a bear warming its paws by the fire inside a tent; attached blank leaf.
Pictorial lettersheet shows early San Francisco city hall, formerly Jenny Lind Theatre, between El Dorado Hotel and The Union; with attached blank leaf.
Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Depths shown by soundings. Shows drainage, distancees, etc. "Constructed, projected and drawn by Fred D. Stuart, hydrographer, late of the U.S. Ex. Ex. ; assisted by ... more
Photomechanical reproduction of the 1850(?) daguerreotype by R. H. Vance shows James Marshall standing in front of Sutter's sawmill, Coloma, California, where he discovered gold.
Print shows long lines at each of four entrances to the post office at Pike and Clay streets in San Francisco, California; a comment on postal service, impatience, and human nature.
Daguerreotype shows: P. J. Espenscheid's shoe store with an array of men in jackets with white shirts and ties, probably local merchants, standing in front of the store, a pile of litter beside the store, legib... more
"The red line indicates the route of the Railroad. The green line is the route followed by Col. Fremont from the South Pass to Humboldt River."
Pictorial lettersheet shows four images of shipwrecks on one page plus two vignettes of (top) a shepherdess and a bear and (center) Explosion R.K. Page Nicolaus, Feather River, March 21th, 1853; with attached b... more
For a similar map see Carl I. Wheat's Mapping the Transmississippi West, v. 3 (San Francisco, Institute of Historical Cartography, 1957-63.) p. 193.
Sketch map of the first railroad in California, with projected extensions to San Francisco, Sonora, and Tehama, made by the engineer who built the Sacramento Valley Railroad.