"Milk R. to the Crossing of the Columbia R. from Explorations & Surveys Made Under the Direction of Hon. Jefferson Davis, Secretary of War", U.S. Railroad Surveys
Subject: Northwestern United States
Period: 1853-55 (dated)
Publication: U.S. Pacific Railroad Surveys
Color: Black & White
60.7 x 23.4 inches
154.2 x 59.4 cm
Remarkable map that details the 1853-55 surveys conducted to locate a northern route (47th and 49th Parallels) on an expedition led by Isaac Stevens, Governor of Washington Territory. Most of the map covers Montana, with extraordinary detail and excellent relief by hachure, the naming of rivers, numerous routes with dates, and interesting topographical commentary. The map not only shows the main party's route, but also numerous routes followed by the various parties attached to the command. Printed on three sheets, joined as issued. It is dated 1853-55, but was published in 1860.
References: Wheat (TMW) #867.
Issued folding with light scattered foxing and staining. There is a minor hole and abrasion adjacent to the joint of the center and right sheets (just above "Teton Butte").