"Military Map of the United States Prepared in the Office of the Quarter Master General U.S.A.", U.S. War Department
Subject: United States
Period: 1857 (dated)
Color: Black & White
30 x 13.6 inches
76.2 x 34.5 cm
This interesting map shows how quickly the military establishment in the West grew following the war with Mexico. A black line shows the Extreme Line of outposts in 1845, which is well east of the 100th meridian. The western region is now divided into military districts, and numerous forts for protection of the frontier are shown therein. The topography and river systems of the West are shown along with several recent exploration routes. Wheat called this map very illuminating, and it would be a fine addition to any collection focusing on the mapping of the West or military development.
References: Wheat (TMW) #929.
Issued folding with a bit of light toning along a couple of folds and a binding trim in the left margin. There are some small splits at fold intersections, and a couple folds have been reinforced with archival tape.