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Carte de la riviere Longue : et de quelques autres, qui se dechargent dans le grand fleuve de Missisipi [sic] ... ; Carte que les Gnacsitares : ont dessine sur des paux de cerfs ...

Carte de la riviere Longue : et de quelques autres, qui se dechargent ...

Map 1 covers area of Minnesota River, Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, and Mississippi River south to Saint Louis. Map 2 covers the area west of the Minnesota River. Both maps drawn within same neat lines, divided... more

Carte du Missouri : levee ou rectifiée dans toute son etendue /

Carte du Missouri : levee ou rectifiée dans toute son etendue /

Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

Louisiana.

Louisiana.

From Arrowsmith & Lewis New and Elegant General Atlas, 1804. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

A map of part of the continent of North America : between the 35th and 51st degrees of north latitude, and extending from 89⁰ degrees of west longitude to the Pacific Ocean /

A map of part of the continent of North America : between the 35th and...

Relief shown by shading. Covers western North America, from Lake Michigan and Lake Superior to the Pacific Ocean, including southern Canada and northern Mexico. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Available also throug... more

Captain Lewis & Clark holding a council with the Indians

Captain Lewis & Clark holding a council with the Indians

Illus. in: A journal of the voyages and travels of a corps of discovery : under the command of Capt. Lewis and Capt. Clarke of the Army of the United States [...] during the years 1804, 1805 and 1806 [...] by P... more

An American having struck a bear but not killed him, escapes into a tree

An American having struck a bear but not killed him, escapes into a tr...

Bear looking up at man in tree. Illus. in: A journal of the voyages and travels of a corps of discovery : under the command of Capt. Lewis and Capt. Clarke of the Army of the United States [...] during the year... more

Captain Lewis shooting an Indian

Captain Lewis shooting an Indian

Illus. in: A journal of the voyages and travels of a corps of discovery : under the command of Capt. Lewis and Capt. Clarke of the Army of the United States [...] during the years 1804, 1805 and 1806 [...] by P... more

A canoe striking on a tree

A canoe striking on a tree

Illus. in: A journal of the voyages and travels of a corps of discovery : under the command of Capt. Lewis and Capt. Clarke of the Army of the United States [...] during the years 1804, 1805 and 1806 [...] by P... more

Captain Clark and his men building a line of huts

Captain Clark and his men building a line of huts

Illus. in: A journal of the voyages and travels of a corps of discovery : under the command of Capt. Lewis and Capt. Clarke of the Army of the United States [...] during the years 1804, 1805 and 1806 [...] by P... more

Captain Clark and his men shooting bears

Captain Clark and his men shooting bears

Illus. in: A journal of the voyages and travels of a corps of discovery : under the command of Capt. Lewis and Capt. Clarke of the Army of the United States [...] during the years 1804, 1805 and 1806 [...] by P... more

El Nuevo Mexico y Tierras Adyacentes Mapa Levantado para la demarcacion de los Limites de los Dominios Españoles y de los Estados Unidos por el P.D. Jose Pichardo quien lo dedica al Exmo. Sor. D. Fracisco Xavier Venegas Virrey de esta N.E. &. Año de 1811

El Nuevo Mexico y Tierras Adyacentes Mapa Levantado para la demarcacio...

Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Spanish manuscript map of Spanish Texas, Louisiana Territory and the Trans-Mississippi West, prepared for the use by the Spanish Crown in defending its claims to Spanis... more

Missouri territory formerly Louisiana.

Missouri territory formerly Louisiana.

Shows boundaries of Missouri Territory depicted differently from other copies (42nd and 49th parallels) Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

Missouri territory formerly Louisiana.

Missouri territory formerly Louisiana.

Shows boundaries of Missouri Territory. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

Map showing the lands assigned to emigrant Indians west of Arkansas and Missouri.

Map showing the lands assigned to emigrant Indians west of Arkansas an...

From: [Documents concerning Col. Henry Dodge's expedition to the Rocky Mountains], House Document 181, 24th Cong., 1st session, 1835-36, serial 289. LC Many nations, 200 Exhibition: Indians of North America, Li... more

Map of the territory west of the Rocky Mountains /

Map of the territory west of the Rocky Mountains /

Relief shown by hachures. From: The Rocky Mountains; or, scenes, incidents, and adventures in the far west; digested from the journal of Captain B. L. E. Bonneville, of the Army of the United States, and illust... more

Map of Texas and the countries adjacent.

Map of Texas and the countries adjacent.

"Published by order of the U.S. Senate." Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

Map of Oregon and upper California from the surveys of John Charles Frémont and other authorities /

Map of Oregon and upper California from the surveys of John Charles Fr...

Scale 1:3,000,000. Hand colored. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Shows area of U.S. west of the Continental Divide. Includes notes and "Profile of the travelling route from the South Pass of the Rock... more

Map of Oregon and upper California from the surveys of John Charles Frémont and other authorities

Map of Oregon and upper California from the surveys of John Charles Fr...

Hand colored. LC copy sectioned and mounted on cloth backing. LC copy annotated in red ink to show boundaries and names of states and territories. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Shows area of U.S. w... more

Map of Oregon and upper California from the surveys of John Charles Frémont and other authorities /

Map of Oregon and upper California from the surveys of John Charles Fr...

Hand colored. LC copy sectioned and mounted on cloth backing. Annotated on verso in black ink: California & Oregon 1848. Millard Fillmore. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Shows area of U.S. west of t... more

Emigrant party on the road to California

Emigrant party on the road to California

Wagon train of women, men, and children, moving through the mountains. Illus. in: California: its past history; its present position; its future prospects. London : The proprietors, 1850, frontispiece. Publishe... more

A map illustrative of the route of the proposed railroad : from St. Louis to the Bay of San Francisco /

A map illustrative of the route of the proposed railroad : from St. Lo...

"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."

[Map of the upper Great Plains and Rocky Mountains region] /

[Map of the upper Great Plains and Rocky Mountains region] /

Shows territories of various North American Indian tribes. Relief shown by hachures. Title devised by cataloger. Pen-and-ink and colored ink. Wheat, C.I. Mapping the transmississippi West, 709 Cohen, Paul E. Ma... more

New map of California, Oregon, Washington, Utah and New Mexico /

New map of California, Oregon, Washington, Utah and New Mexico /

Shows state and county boundary lines. "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1853 by J, Disturnell in the Clerk Office of the District ... of New York." LC copy imperfect: Stained, fold lines throug... more

Spanish peaks Rio de la Laguna. Sierra de la Plata G.H. Heap del. ; lith. of P.S. Duval & Co. Phila

Spanish peaks Rio de la Laguna. Sierra de la Plata G.H. Heap del. ; li...

Prints show a man sitting on a rock with a horse grazing nearby, he is looking across "Rio de la Laguna" river valley at the mountains in the background; second image shows two men on a bluff looking across th... more

Bivouac, Jan 26 drawn by H.B. Mollhausen

Bivouac, Jan 26 drawn by H.B. Mollhausen

Three men around campfire. Illus. from: U.S. Pacific railroad explorations and surveys. 47th and 49th parallels. House executive document 129, 33rd Congress, 1st Session. Itinerary.

Rio Colorado, near the Mojave villages, from an island looking north drawn by J. Young from a sketch by H.R. i.e. H.B. Möllhausen ; lith. of Sarony, Major & Knapp, N.Y

Rio Colorado, near the Mojave villages, from an island looking north d...

Men pulling boat and wading across river. Indians and other men with supplies on shore in foreground. Illus. from: U.S. Pacific railroad explorations and surveys. 47th and 49th parallels. House executive docume... more

Hell Gate, entrance to Cadotte's Pass from the west / Stanley, Del. ; Sarony, Major & Knapp, Lith.

Hell Gate, entrance to Cadotte's Pass from the west / Stanley, Del. ; ...

Print showing mountainous landscape with two Native American men in foreground.

Bivouac, January 28 J.C. Tidball ; lith. of Sarony, Major & Knapp, New York

Bivouac, January 28 J.C. Tidball ; lith. of Sarony, Major & Knapp, New...

Four men on hill. Illus. from: U.S. Pacific railroad explorations and surveys. 47th and 49th parallels. House executive document 129, 33rd Congress, 1st Session. Topl. Report.

Map of routes for a Pacific railroad /

Map of routes for a Pacific railroad /

Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Appears in the U.S. War Dept.'s Report of the Secretary of War on the several Pacific railroad explorations, 1855. "This is a hurried compilation of all the authentic ... more

Skeleton map exhibiting the route explored by Capt. J. W. Gunnison U.S.A., 38 parallel of north latitude (1853), also that of the 41 parallel of latitude explored by Lieutenant E. G. P. Beckwith 3d. Arty., (1854).

Skeleton map exhibiting the route explored by Capt. J. W. Gunnison U.S...

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 a... more

Hot springs at source of Lou Lou Fork, Bitter Root Mountains, looking west / Stanley, Del. ; Sarony, Major & Knapp, Liths.

Hot springs at source of Lou Lou Fork, Bitter Root Mountains, looking ...

Print showing mountainous landscape with pine trees in foreground.

Life on the plains and among the diggings; being scenes and adventures of an overland journey to California: with particular incidents of the route, mistakes and sufferings of the emigrants, the Indian tribes, the present and future of the great West

Life on the plains and among the diggings; being scenes and adventures...

Born in Aurora, New York, Alonzo Delano (1806-1874) moved on to the Midwest as a teenager. July 1848 found him a consumptive Ottawa, Illinois, storekeeper, and he joined a local California Company. He remained ... more

Map of the territory of the United States from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean; ordered by Jeff'n Davis, Secretary of War to accompany the reports of the explorations for a railroad route.

Map of the territory of the United States from the Mississippi to the ...

Scale 1:3,000,000. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. LC copy annotated in color to show Indian reservations and military departments, and colored flags to show military establishments. Two copies. Copy... more

Map of the territory of the United States from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean; ordered by Jeff'n Davis, Secretary of War to accompany the reports of the explorations for a railroad route.

Map of the territory of the United States from the Mississippi River t...

Scale 1:3,000,000. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Shows Indian tribal locations, military posts, and routes and dates of expeditions and surveys. Exhibition: Exhibited: Rivers, edens, empires: Lewis... more

Map of the territory of the United States from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean; ordered by Jeff' Davis, Secretary of War to accompany the reports of the explorations for a railroad route.

Map of the territory of the United States from the Mississippi River t...

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... more

General map of the United States & their territory between the Mississippi & the Pacific Ocean. 1. Showing the different surveyed routes from the Mississippi valley to the coast of Pacific Ocean, 2. the new established & proposed Post Routes, 3. the recently discovered gold, silver, and copper region in Kansas, Nebraska and Arizona.

General map of the United States & their territory between the Mississ...

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." Scale ca. 1:6,500,000. Relief shown by hac... more

Map of the United States west of the Mississippi showing the routes to Pike's Peak, overland mail route to California and Pacific rail road surveys. To which are added the new state & territorial boundaires, the principal mail & rail road routes with all the arrangements & corrections made by Congress up to the date of its issue.

Map of the United States west of the Mississippi showing the routes to...

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 ... more

Routes to the Pikes Peak gold regions.

Routes to the Pikes Peak gold regions.

Relief shown by hachures. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Map of the territory of the United States from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean; originally prepared to accompany the reports of the explorations for a Pacific railroad route

Map of the territory of the United States from the Mississippi River t...

Scale 1:3,000,000. Hand colored. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. LC copy annotated in pencil. Shows military departments, posts, routes and dates of expeditions and surveys. Includes list of "Authori... more

Map showing the Houston & Texas Central Railroad and its connections, prepared at Colton's Geographic Establishment, N.Y., 1867.

Map showing the Houston & Texas Central Railroad and its connections, ...

Part of southwestern United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, counties, and the railroad network with emphasis on the main line. Scale ca. 1:3,200,000. LC Railroad maps, 429 Descrip... more

Map of part of the United States exhibiting the principal mail routes west of the Mississippi River.

Map of part of the United States exhibiting the principal mail routes ...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. 2 copies, annotations vary.

Map of the routes of the Union Pacific Rail Roads with their eastern connections, compiled from authorized explorations, public surveys, and other reliable data from the departments of the government, by W.J. Keeler, Civil Engineer, November, 1867.

Map of the routes of the Union Pacific Rail Roads with their eastern c...

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. Sca... more

Territory of the United States from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean; originally prepared to accompany the reports of the explorations for a Pacific railroad route

Territory of the United States from the Mississippi River to the Pacif...

Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. LC copy sectioned and mounted on cloth backing. Annotated on verso: United States from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean. 1868. Millard Fillmore, Nov. 17, 1869. Sho... more

Castle on the Mountain, Echo Canon

Castle on the Mountain, Echo Canon

Stereograph showing a flat rock formation on top of a hill.

Map of the Union Pacific Rail Road and surveys of 1864, 65, 66, 67, 1868 from Missouri River to Humboldt Wells, G.M. Dodge, Chief Engineer.

Map of the Union Pacific Rail Road and surveys of 1864, 65, 66, 67, 18...

Topographical strip map between Council Bluffs, Iowa, to west of Great Salt Lake, Utah, showing located and experimental lines and profile of grades. Scale 1:1,267,200. LC Railroad maps, 592 Description derived... more

Letters from the Pacific slope; or First impressions

Letters from the Pacific slope; or First impressions

Harvey Rice (1800-1891), a Cleveland lawyer and newspaper publisher, and his wife traveled by rail to California in 1869. Letters from the Pacific slope (1870) contains Rice's account of that journey, broken by... more

Sketches in the far West--curing hides and bones / Frenzeny & Tavernier.

Sketches in the far West--curing hides and bones / Frenzeny & Tavernie...

Men curing buffalo hides and bones at trader's store. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1874 April 4, suppl., p. 307.

Chicago to San Franciso via the Burlington Route.

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) Scale ca. 1:3,000,000. LC Railr... more

A geographically correct county map of the states traversed by the Atchison Topeka and the Santa Fé Railroad and its connections.

A geographically correct county map of the states traversed by the Atc...

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;... more

Emigrants to the West / W.M. Cary.

Emigrants to the West / W.M. Cary.

Emigrants, on plain in the West, with cattle, sheep, dog, horse, wagons; group around campfire in front of tent, with man holding up two game birds; another man with a slain deer, and women cooking. Illus. in: ... more

Travels with jottings. From midland to the Pacific

Travels with jottings. From midland to the Pacific

Edward Dwight Holton (1815-1892) was a New Hampshire-born Milwaukee merchant and banker who took his wife and grandson on a rail tour to California in November 1879. Travels with jottings (1880) describes that ... more

Map showing the Kansas & Gulf Short Line R.R. and the Texas & St. Louis R'y with its branches, extensions and connections.

Map showing the Kansas & Gulf Short Line R.R. and the Texas & St. Loui...

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. 16532 U.S. Co... more

Map showing the Union Pacific Railway and connecting railroads.

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. Scale ca. 1:3,800,000. LC also has 1883 edition. LC Railroad maps, 594 Descrip... more

Northern Pacific Railroad Co.--completed road, September 5th, 1882.

Northern Pacific Railroad Co.--completed road, September 5th, 1882.

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 Tra... more

Map showing the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fé Railroad system, with its connections.

Map showing the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fé Railroad system, with it...

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 hach... more

Two ways

Two ways

"When a murder is committed in the Eastern States we do everything decently and in order ... but in the brutal West it is different, and somehwat more effective." Title on verso: Encouragement and suppression. ... more

The Santa Fé route Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fé R.R. 3 lines between the Missouri River and the Pacific coast to the city of Mexico via the A.T.&S. and Mexican Central R.R.

The Santa Fé route Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fé R.R. 3 lines between th...

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 co... more

Map showing the Pacific Railroads and their branches; prepared for the United States Pacific Railway Commission.

Map showing the Pacific Railroads and their branches; prepared for the...

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... more

Cowboy life--riding a yearling / from a photo. by C.D. Kirkland, Cheyenne.

Cowboy life--riding a yearling / from a photo. by C.D. Kirkland, Cheye...

Cowboy riding a bull. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1888 May 5, p. 177 (cover)

Condensed catalogue of Grabill's famous views

Condensed catalogue of Grabill's famous views

List of J.C.H. Grabill photos and prices. Copyright deposit; (DLC/PP-1982:167).

Map showing the Union Pacific Railway and branch lines.

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.

Notes of two trips to California and return, taken in 1883 and 1886-7,

Notes of two trips to California and return, taken in 1883 and 1886-7,

Solomon Mead (1808-1897) of Greenwich, Connecticut, first visited California in 1883 as part of a Cook's railroad tour, the "Continental Excursion Party," and he returned with one of his sons in 1886 by steamsh... more

Our Chicago aldermen in Boston

Our Chicago aldermen in Boston

(DLC/PP-1933:0112). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: Chicago Tribune.

Roughing it

Roughing it

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), better known as "Mark Twain," left Missouri in 1861 to work with his brother, the newly appointed Secretary of the Nevada Territory. Once settled in Nevada, Clemens fell vi... more

Some Western freak coinage

Some Western freak coinage

No accession number. Published in: Washington post. This catalog record contains preliminary or unverified data from a project done in BRS software, ca. 1985. mm / 860224.

Wonderland; or, Twelve weeks in and out of the United States. Brief account of a trip across the continent--short run into Mexico--ride to the Yosemite Valley--steamer voyage to Alaska, the land of glaciers--visit to the Great Shoshone Falls and a stage ride through the Yellowstone national park

Wonderland; or, Twelve weeks in and out of the United States. Brief ac...

Edward S. Parkinson was a New Jersey newspaperman who traveled to California and Alaska in 1892. Wonderland, or Twelve weeks in and out of the United States (1894) is his account of that three-month adventure: ... more

Death Valley in '49. Important chapter of California pioneer history. The autobiography of a pioneer, detailing his life from a humble home in the Green Mountains to the gold mines of California; and particularly reciting the sufferings of the band of men, women and children who gave "Death Valley" its name

Death Valley in '49. Important chapter of California pioneer history. ...

William Lewis Manly (1820-1903) and his family left Vermont in 1828, and he grew to manhood in Michigan and Wisconsin. On hearing the news of gold in California, Manly set off on horseback, joining an emigrant ... more

Illustrated letter, Frederic Remington to Owen Wister containing a sketch of Remington's bronze Bronco Buster, ca. January 1895

Illustrated letter, Frederic Remington to Owen Wister containing a ske...

Reproduction number: A87 (color slide; page 2); LC-MSS-46177-7 (B&W negative; page 2) Two champions of the old West share their common interest in this illustrated letter, ca. January 1895, from sculptor, illus... more

California revisited. 1858-1897

California revisited. 1858-1897

Thaddeus S. Kenderdine made his way from Philadelphia to Michigan in 1858, staying only a month before he determined to head west. He remained in California for only a year, returning to New York in 1859. This ... more

The last of the buffalo / C.M. Russell.

The last of the buffalo / C.M. Russell.

Indians in camp, one carving buffalo horn, one with calumet, and one with bow and arrows. 37419 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by W. Ridgley.

Route of the Mormon pioneers from Nauvoo to Great Salt Lake, Feb'y 1846-July 1847.

Route of the Mormon pioneers from Nauvoo to Great Salt Lake, Feb'y 184...

Not drawn to scale. Cover title: Pictorial map showing the route traveled by the Mormon pioneers from Nauvoo to Great Salt Lake. Pictorial map. Shows daily progress along the route. Accompanied by: Guide to the... more

The Indian of the plains as he was / C.M. Russell.

The Indian of the plains as he was / C.M. Russell.

Indians on horseback on plains. 37409 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by W. Ridgley.