"[On 6 Sheets] United States of North America (Eastern & Central)", Ettling, Theodor
Subject: United States
Period: 1859 (dated)
Publication: Weekly Dispatch Atlas
Color: Hand Color
12.1 x 16.9 inches
30.7 x 42.9 cm
This six-sheet map shows the westward growth of the emerging states and territories just before the Civil War. The maps cover the region from the eastern seaboard to just past the Rocky Mountains. The routes of the proposed transcontinental railroad as surveyed by Capt. Gunnison, Lieut. Beckwith and Gov. Stevens are described, and the tracks of Fremont, Whiting, Connelly and others are shown. The emigrant road is shown with numerous important landmarks along the route noted. Numerous forts and Indian tribes are located, and there is good detail of roads, towns rivers, and topography throughout.
The Weekly Dispatch Atlas was published in monthly segments for subscribers of the Weekly Dispatch newspaper. The monthly editions eventually grew to include maps covering most of the known world. Published in various editions from 1855 through the early 1880s. Each map has the Dispatch Atlas seal above the title or in the margin.
Most of the sheets have light scattered foxing and minor toning along the sheet's edges.