Des Lacs River North Dakota Rocky Mountains Montana 1855 Jeff Davis U.S. RR mapAntiqueMapsPrints.com
Explorations and Surveys For a Rail Road Route
From the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean
Route Near the 41st Parallel.
Riviere des Lacs to the Rocky Mountains
From Explorations and Surveys Made Under the Direction
of Hon. Jefferson Davis Secretary of War
By J.W. Gunnison & E.G. Beckwith
(North Dakota / Montana / Rocky Mountains / etc.)
Issued Washington, D.C., 1854 by U.S. Government.
Engraved by Selmar Siebert.
Fine and uncommon 19th-century lithographed map. Captures this area of the American West with a level of detail and accuracy previously unseen.
Map remains well preserved. Some light age wear or surface spotting / soiling which is visible within the photograph.
Like all U.S. government maps issued for the explorations surrounding the search for railroad routes across the country, this map was printed on a relatively thin and fragile paper. This paper is now age-toned along the fold lines, and must be handled with care.
Original fold lines as issued; map appears to have rarely been unfolded over the years.
Sheet measures c. 38" W x 26 1/2" H.
Printed area measures c. 36 1/2" W x 24 1/4" H.
Wheat, Mapping Transmississippi West , 865 (noting how all the RR survey maps are printed on fragile paper which simply does not hold up well and is often found with tears and deterioration).