Map without title showing the railroad route to Santa Fe and San Diego; the central route through South Pass and on to San Francisco and "Puget's Sound," and connecting railroads east of the Mississippi.
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
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.
City hall, San-Francisco, Cal. / Lith. & publ. by Quirot & Co., corner California and Montgomery Sts., S. Francisco.
Pictorial lettersheet shows early San Francisco city hall, formerly Jenny Lind Theatre, between El Dorado Hotel and The Union; with attached blank leaf.
A map illustrative of the route of the proposed railroad : from St. Louis to the Bay of San Francisco /
"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."
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.
James Stuart hung by the vigilance committee on Market St. wharf on the 11th of July 1851 ; Immense multitude present - 500 of the vigilance committee on duty at the execution / / Publ. & lith. by Justh Quirot & Co., Calif. corn. Montg. Sts. S.F.
Pictorial lettersheet shows man hanging from scaffolding surrounded by spectators; with attached blank leaf.
Route of the Pacific and Atlantic Rail Road between San Francisco, & San Jose, as located by Wm. J. Lewis, Chief Engineer, in Sept. Oct. & Nov. 1851.
Map of the coast between San Francisco and San Jose showing roads, property owners, streams, and relief by hachures.
Sacramento ; First frame house erected Jany. 1st, 1849, by S. Brannan ; Present population estimated at 20,000, June 17, 1852 / / J. Britton del ; Lith. & published by Cooke & LeCount, San Francisco.
Pictorial lettersheet shows view of city with people and animals in the streets.
Disasters of 60 days : Wreck of Steamship Tennessee, Indian Cove, March 6th, 1853 ; Wreck & burning of the steamer Independence on the island of Margarita, Feby. 16th, 1853. 150 lives lost ; Collapse of flue on board Jenny Lind off San Francisquito, April 11th, 1853, 50 lives lost ; Wreck of propellor steamship S.S. Lewis, Duxburg Reef, April 9th, 1853 / / Lith. & pubh. by Britton & Rey, cr. California & Montgomery St., San Francisco.
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 blank leaf.
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.
Map showing the location of Sacramento Valley Railroad, Cal. Sacramento, Septr., 1854; T.D. Judah, Chief Engineer.
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.
General map of a survey in California : in connection with examinations for railroad routes to the Pacific Ocean /
Map shows "practicable railway routes" between Ft. Yuma on the Colorado River and the San Francisco Bay region.
Entrance to San Francisco Bay, California : from a trigonometrical survey under the direction of A.D. Bache, Superintendent of the Survey of the Coast of the United States ; triangulation by R.D. Cutts, Asst. & A.E. Rodgers, Sub-Asst. ; topography by R.D. Cutts, Asst., A.M. Harrison & A.F. Rodgers, Sub-Assts. ; hydrography by the party under the command of Lieut. Comdg. James Alden, U.S.N. Assist.
[Cover of Gems of California scenery : Catalogue of views photographed and published by Lawrence & Houseworth, opticians]
Printed cover from 3rd edition of the Lawrence & Houseworth catalog of views of California scenery; showing a woman looking at stereo views through a stereoscope.