Format Maps
Contributors Whitney, Asa
Dates 1849
Location United States
Language English
Subjects Maps
Railroads
United States
Title
Map without title showing the railroad route to Santa Fe and San Diego; the central route through South Pass and on to San Francisco and "Puget's Sound," and connecting railroads east of the Mississippi.
Summary
Outline map of North America showing proposed railroad routes within the present limits of the United States. This is one of the earliest promotional maps for a transcontinental railroad to come before the United States Congress and claimed by the author to have been "conceived as early as 1830."
Contributor Names
Whitney, Asa, 1797-1872.
Created / Published
N[ew] Y[ork] Miller's Lith. [1849]
Subject Headings
-  Railroads--United States--Maps
-  United States
Notes
-  Scale ca. 1:15,500,000.
-  Title from C. I. Wheat's Mapping the transmississippi west.
-  Relief shown by hachures.
-  At top of map: No. 2.
-  From the author's A project for a railroad to the Pacific.
-  LC Railroad maps, 14
-  Includes distance chart showing distances via Northern Route, Southern Route, Galveston Route, and St. Louis Route.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
-  AACR2
Medium
map 38 x 46 cm.
Call Number
G3701.P3 1849 .W5
Repository
Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA dcu
Digital Id
g3701p rr000140 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3701p.rr000140
Library of Congress Catalog Number
gm71000953
http://lccn.loc.gov/gm71000953


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