St. Paul Minnesota De Lacs River North Dakota 1855 Jeff Davis U.S. RR survey map
St. Paul Minnesota De Lacs River North Dakota 1855 Jeff Davis U.S. RR survey map St. Paul Minnesota De Lacs River North Dakota 1855 Jeff Davis U.S. RR survey map St. Paul Minnesota De Lacs River North Dakota 1855 Jeff Davis U.S. RR survey map St. Paul Minnesota De Lacs River North Dakota 1855 Jeff Davis U.S. RR survey map
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Explorations and Surveys For a Rail Road Route
From the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean
War Department

Route Near the 41st Parallel.

Map No. 1
St. Paul to Riviere des Lacs

From Explorations and Surveys Made Under the Direction
of Hon. Jefferson Davis Secretary of War by Isaac Stevens

By J.W. Gunnison & E.G. Beckwith
1853-4


(Minnesota / North Dakota / etc.)

Issued Washington, D.C., 1854 by U.S. Government.

Engraved by Selmar Siebert.

Fine and uncommon mid 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. Better than typical, but still fragile

Sheet measures c. 26 1/2" H x 38 1/4" W.

Printed area measures c. 24 1/4" H x 36 1/2" W.

Folio.

[R11523]

Wheat, Mapping Transmississippi West , 864 (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).