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Historic Railroad Map of the Western United States - 1859

Map of the United States West of the Mississippi showing the routes to Pike's Peak Overland Mail Route to California.

In the years following California’s annexation, numerous surveys of the west were performed in order to find the best transcontinental railroad route.

This general relief map of the United States west of the Mississippi River was published in 1859 by Leopold Gast & Bro. It displays the transportation and communication networks of the American West before the civil war, in times of much western emigration. Shown are cities and towns, mountains and waterways, railroad surveys, mail routes, and forts. Unexplored territories and American Indian tribal regions are noted.

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1W-US-WS-1859-S 24" x 19.5" 2 lbs $29.95 add to basket
1W-US-WS-1859-M 36" x 29" 2 lbs $44.95 add to basket
1W-US-WS-1859-L 42" x 34" 4 lbs $59.95 add to basket
1W-US-WS-1859-XL 51.5" x 42" 4 lbs $79.95 add to basket
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All reproduction prints are printed as "museum quality", using advanced ink formulas and durable museum quality paper.  The reproduction prints reflect the state of repair of the original conserved document. Stains and imperfections reflected in the original map at the time it was collected for conservation are left un-retouched, as they reflect the character and charm of the vintage original. Some major imperfections, such as dark fold lines have been removed when possible.  Maps are printed as ordered and are not returnable unless received damaged.