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Preuss, Charles (fl. 1846) Topographical map of the road from Missouri to Oregon

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01873 Author/Creator: Preuss, Charles (fl. 1846) Place Written: Baltimore, Maryland Type: Map Date: 1846 Pagination: 7 maps ; 40 x 66 cm.

Summary of Content: Compiled by Charles Preuss, 1846, by command of the Senate. In Seven Sections. Scale 10 miles to the inch. Litho by E. Weber & Co., Baltimore.


Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Geography and Natural HistoryWestward ExpansionTransportationInfrastructure

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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