Maker: William P. Blake.
Unusual antique map of the railroad route from the area near Memphis and the Mississippi River to the area near Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean, showing major areas of geologic deposits. Other cities included are: Helena, Napoleon, Vicksburg, Pine Bluff, Little Rock, Fort Smith, San Antonio, Fort Defiance and Needles. Later, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad was constructed along the western part of this survey. Very good overall antique condition, About 8 x 37 inches to the neat line.
Full Title: U.S. Pacific Rail Road Explorations and Surveys War Department , Geological Map of the Route explored by Lieut. A. W. Whipple... near the Parallel of 35 degrees North Latitude, from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean 1853-1854. Prepared in the Office of the Pacific Rail Road Explorations & Surveys War Dept. From the Notes and Collections of the Geologist of the Expedition, Mr. Jules Marcou.
Item Number: USA071