"[Lot of 2] Map to Illustrate Capt. Bonneville's Adventures Among the Rocky Mountains [and] Map of the Territories & Pacific States to Accompany "Across the Continent"",
Subject: Western United States
Period: 1850-65 (dated)
A. Map to Illustrate Capt. Bonneville's Adventures Among the Rocky Mountains, by George P. Putnam, dated 1850, black & white (18.1 x 11.1"). This interesting map is based on Fremont's map. The region west of the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean is delineated with the rivers and towns of the gold region in California well shown. The expedition route described is that of Captain Benjamin Bonneville who explored the American West from 1832-1836. The expedition party traveled parallel to the course of the Snake and the Columbia Rivers, going as far as Fort Walla Walla before turning back. Fremont's route through California is shown, as well as Kearny's route along the Gila River and the Emigrant route. Ref: Wagner-Camp #67:14. Condition: A clean, crisp example with a short binding tear at right that has been repaired on verso with archival materials.
B. Map of the Territories & Pacific States to Accompany "Across the Continent", by Samuel Bowles, dated 1865, hand color (18.0 x 13.7"). A handsome map of the western United States showing the routes of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads, the Butterfield Express and Stage route, mail routes and the tracks of the Colfax expedition. The Spanish Trail and Emigrant Road are also featured on this very detailed map that was engraved by Goldthwait and printed by Colton on banknote paper. The large Dakota Territory includes today's Wyoming and Arizona is still in possession of the southern tip of Nevada. An inset titled Plan of Central California on an Enlarged Scale is at lower right. Condition: Just a few spots of foxing mostly in the left blank margin.
Issued folding. See description above for additional details.