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- Published: New York
- Published date: 1853
- Issue date: 1853
- Type: map
- Technique: Lithograph / hand colored.
- Category: Geological map of the Mississippi
- Size: 676 by 890mm (26½ by 35 inches).
- Stock number: 31687
- Condition: The map was originally folded, the old folds are visible. In excellent condition.
Article descriptionOriginal lithograph, hand colored in wash when published. This early geological map depitcs the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. On the upper side is the title with the mileage scale. A talbe of content with ten different types of stones is on the upper left side of the map. This geological map was prepared to accompany Blake's report of the transcontinental railroad.
U.S. Pacific Rail-Road Exploration & Survey war Department - Geological map of the route explored by Lieut. A. W. Whipple Corps of Top. Eng. near the Parallel of 35 North Latidude from the Missisippi River to the Pacific Ocean 1853-1854. Prepared in the Office of Pacific Rail Road Exploration & Survey War Department from notes an collections of the Geologist of the Expedition Mr. Jules Marcou. By William P. Blake.