Collection Items

  • Map
    General map of the United States & their territory between th... Gold mines are indicated in yellow and silver mines in blue. Indicates post routes, "old trail," finished and unfinished railroads, and the proposed state of "Colona."
    • Contributor: Fiala, John T.
    • Date: 1859
  • Map
    Map of the United States west of the Mississippi showing the ... Detailed general map framed in decorative borders showing drainage, state boundaries, cities and towns, and the transportation and communication networks. An excellent example of a promotional map to encourage emigration. [From published bibliography]
    • Contributor: McGowan, D. - Hildt, George H. - Leopold Gast & Brother
    • Date: 1859
  • Map
    Map of the territory of the United States from the Mississipp... Very detailed map of the United States west of the Mississippi River indicating drainage, relief by hachures, cities and towns, forts, trails, wagon roads, and routes of exploration. An important map of western expansion, it utilized and lists 45 major exploration and mapping reports from the Lewis & Clark to the U.S. General Land Office Surveys.
    • Contributor: Warren, G. K. (Gouverneur Kemble) - Freyhold, Edward - Bien, Julius - United States. War Department - Warren, G. K.
    • Date: 1863
  • Map
    A map illustrative of the route of the proposed railroad : fr... "The red line indicates the route of the Railroad. The green line is the route followed by Col. Fremont from the South Pass to Humboldt River."
    • Contributor: Dearborn, W. L. (William L.) - Dearborn, W. L.
    • Date: 1850
  • Map
    Skeleton map exhibiting the route explored by Capt. J. W. Gun... Scale 1:3,168,000. Relief shown by hachures. From Pacific Railroad Series, Vol 4. LC Railroad maps, 164 Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Egloffstein, F. W. - Gunnison, J. W. (John Williams) - Beckwith, E. G. (Edward Griffin)
    • Date: 1855
  • Map
    Explorations and surveys for a rail road route from the Missi... Scale 1:760,320; 12 miles to 1 in. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. From U.S. War Department, Explorations and Surveys for a Railroad Route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Topographical Maps ... to Illustrate the Various Reports ... (Washington, 1859) LC Railroad maps, 160 LC Railroad maps, 161 LC Railroad maps, 162 LC Railroad maps, 163 Available also through the ...
    • Contributor: Egloffstein, F. W. - Davis, Jefferson - Gunnison, J. W. (John Williams) - Beckwith, E. G. (Edward Griffin) - Kern, Richard H. - Siebert, Selmar - United States. War Department
    • Date: 1855
  • Map
    Map showing the Houston & Texas Central Railroad and its conn... Part of southwestern United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, counties, and the railroad network with emphasis on the main line.
    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Houston & Texas Central Railway Company
    • Date: 1867
  • Map
    Map of the routes of the Union Pacific Rail Roads with their ... Strip map of the western United States from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean showing relief by hachures, drainage, minerals, cities and towns, and forts. Includes completed and proposed railroads.
    • Contributor: Keeler, W. J. (William J.) - Union Pacific Railroad Company
    • Date: 1867
  • Map
    Map of the Union Pacific Rail Road and surveys of 1864, 65, 6... Topographical strip map between Council Bluffs, Iowa, to west of Great Salt Lake, Utah, showing located and experimental lines and profile of grades.
    • Contributor: Dodge, Grenville M. - Lambach, H. - Union Pacific Railroad Company
    • Date: 1869
  • Map
    Karte der verschiendenen Pacific Eisenbahnen und deren Verbin... Map of western United States showing drainage, relief by hachures, state and county boundaries, cities and towns, Indian and military reservations, roads, trails, the railroad network and the Pacific lines in heavy colors.
    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Date: 1870
  • Map
    New trans-continental map of the Pacific R.R. and routes of o... Map of the western United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, stage routes, railroads completed and projected. Main lines in heavy black.
    • Contributor: Williams, Henry T. - Union Pacific Railroad Company
    • Date: 1877
  • Map
    Chicago to San Franciso via the Burlington Route. Stylized, diagramatic strip map in three sections: Chicago to Omaha; Omaha; Omaha to Salt Lake and Ogden (via the Union Pacific); Ogden to San Francisco (via the Central Pacific)
    • Contributor: H.R. Page & Co. - Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company
    • Date: 1879
  • Map
    A geographically correct county map of the states traversed b... Detailed map of the central United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, counties, cities and towns, roads, wagon trails, and the railroad network. This line was chartered by the state of Kansas in 1859; the first 75 miles of line were not completed until 1871. See also entry 553.
    • Contributor: Woodward, Tiernan, and Hale - Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
    • Date: 1880
  • Map
    Map showing the Kansas & Gulf Short Line R.R. and the Texas &... Detailed map of the central portion of the United States showing drainage, cities and towns, and the iron and timber areas in Texas. Indicates the railroad network with emphasis on the main lines.
    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Kansas and Gulf Short Line Railroad
    • Date: 1881
  • Map
    Map showing the Union Pacific Railway and connecting railroads. Map of the western states showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, and the railroads with emphasis on the main line.
    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Union Pacific Railway Company
    • Date: 1882
  • Map
    Northern Pacific Railroad Co.--completed road, September 5th,... Map of the northern and western United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns. Color coded to show "Northern Pacific Lines, Proper, Oregon Railway & Navigation Co's System, Oregon and Transcontinental Branch Lines, Lines to be constructed." Fringed lines indicate roads under construction.
    • Contributor: Rand McNally and Company - Northern Pacific Railroad Company
    • Date: 1882
  • Map
    Map showing the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fé Railroad system... Map of the southwestern states from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean; indicates in table form miles of lines in Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, and Mexico; shows relief by hachures, drainage, state boundaries, and cities and towns.
    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
    • Date: 1883
  • Map
    The Santa Fé route Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fé R.R. 3 lines b... Map of the western United States from Kansas City to the Pacific showing relief by shading, drainage, state boundaries, military and Indian reservations, railroads with main lines in heavy black; lists stage connections on each side of map.
    • Contributor: Poole Brothers - Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
    • Date: 1884
  • Map
    Map showing the Pacific Railroads and their branches; prepare... Map of the western United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, Indian reservation, military posts, and the railroad network with main lines color coded. Red indicates lines "aided by U.S. Bonds."
    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Union Pacific Railway Company
    • Date: 1887
  • Map
    Map showing the Union Pacific Railway and branch lines. Strip map of western United States from Illinois to California showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, railroads, and the Union Pacific System in red.
    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Union Pacific Railway Company
    • Date: 1888
  • Map
    The Union Pacific system of railroad and steamship lines, 1900. Map of the western United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, and the railroad network coded by color. Shows lines as reorganized by Edward H. Harriman after the business depression of 1893. It was incorporated again in 1897 and assumed operation February 1, 1898.
    • Contributor: Rand McNally and Company - Union Pacific Railroad Company
    • Date: 1900