Untitled U. S.

Mapmaker: US Govt.

Untitled U. S.


  • ~Catalog 53~
  • Untitled U.S>

    The idea of a Pacific railroad had been simmering in the U.S. since the 1830's and it caught the imagination Asa Whitney early on. Whitney was one of the first to propose a transcontinental railroad to the government, and this map shows his proposed routes to To California and Oregon Territory. This is his map and report which had rail starting points at towns like Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin, and Memphis Tennessee, but also had lines that would trace the obvious routes of the Oregon Trail and Santa Fe trail. Condition of the map is very good and the report is worn and soiled with loss to the paper covers.

    Image size is 15 x 18 (inches).