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148
Preuss, Charles, and John C. Frémont 
TOPOGRAPHICAL MAP OF THE ROAD FROM MISSOURI TO OREGON COMMENCING AT THE MOUTH OF THE KANSAS IN THE MISSOURI RIVER AND ENDING AT THE MOUTH OF THE WALLAH-WALLAH IN THE COLUMBIA. IN VII SECTIONS ... FROM THE FIELD NOTES AND JOURNAL OF CAPT. J.C. FRÉMONT, AND FROM SKETCHES AND NOTES MADE ON THE GROUND BY HIS ASSISTANT CHARLES PREUSS ... BY ORDER OF THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES. BALTIMORE: E. WEBER & CO, 1846 
Estimate
4,0006,000
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148
Preuss, Charles, and John C. Frémont 
TOPOGRAPHICAL MAP OF THE ROAD FROM MISSOURI TO OREGON COMMENCING AT THE MOUTH OF THE KANSAS IN THE MISSOURI RIVER AND ENDING AT THE MOUTH OF THE WALLAH-WALLAH IN THE COLUMBIA. IN VII SECTIONS ... FROM THE FIELD NOTES AND JOURNAL OF CAPT. J.C. FRÉMONT, AND FROM SKETCHES AND NOTES MADE ON THE GROUND BY HIS ASSISTANT CHARLES PREUSS ... BY ORDER OF THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES. BALTIMORE: E. WEBER & CO, 1846 
Estimate
4,0006,000
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Preuss, Charles, and John C. Frémont 
TOPOGRAPHICAL MAP OF THE ROAD FROM MISSOURI TO OREGON COMMENCING AT THE MOUTH OF THE KANSAS IN THE MISSOURI RIVER AND ENDING AT THE MOUTH OF THE WALLAH-WALLAH IN THE COLUMBIA. IN VII SECTIONS ... FROM THE FIELD NOTES AND JOURNAL OF CAPT. J.C. FRÉMONT, AND FROM SKETCHES AND NOTES MADE ON THE GROUND BY HIS ASSISTANT CHARLES PREUSS ... BY ORDER OF THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES. BALTIMORE: E. WEBER & CO, 1846 
ILLUSTRATION: Lithographed map by E. Weber & Co. after Preuss, on seven sheets, joined at right margin with a period pink paper spine and folded, as issued.

Oblong folio (15 3/4 x 26 1/4 in.; 400 x 667 mm). 

Scattered foxing. Housed in a blue morocco backed box.


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Literature

Eberstadt 106:266; Graff 3360; Rumsey 2773.001-.007; Streeter Sale 3100; Wagner-Camp 115 (note); Wheat, Transmississippi 523

Catalogue Note

THE FIRST MAP "TO SHOW THE OREGON TRAIL ACCURATELY" (RUMSEY): AN UNSOPHISTICATED COPY OF ONE OF THE GREATEST MONUMENTS TO THE CARTOGRAPHY OF THE AMERICAN WEST.

"More than any other persons, John Charles Frémont and Charles Preuss dominate the cartography of the American West during the three years before the gold rush ... Owing to its rarity and to its long having stood in the shadow of the more widely known and distributed Frémont-Preuss map of 1845, Preuss's sectional map of 1846 has been insufficiently appreciated by students of Western history. In particular, those interested either in Frémont's travels in 1842-43 or the revolution of the transcontinental wagon roads will find that the map rewards close study" (Wheat).

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