"Geological Map of the Route explored by Lt. A.W. Whipple…From the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean 1853-1854", Whipple, Amiel Weekes
Subject: Southwestern United States
Period: 1859 (published)
Publication: Railroad Surveys
Color: Printed Color
36.5 x 8 inches
92.7 x 20.3 cm
A very colorful map that details the country from Memphis across the west to the small town of Los Angeles. The underlying geology surveyed by the notable geologist, Jules Marcou, is delineated and color-coded with an index. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad later traveled the western part of this survey. Locates a few cities along the way: Helena, Napoleon, Vicksburg, Pine Bluff, Little Rock, Fort Smith, San Antonio, Fort Defiance and Needles.
Beautiful example with bright coloring. Folding as issued, near fine.