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Early map proposing a transcontinental route  

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Memorial of Robert Mills Respecting a New Route to the Pacific Ocean, with a Plan for the Transportation of Despatches to Astoria in Fifteen Days

Mills, Robert





7 pp. Folding map. (8vo) 24x16 cm (9x6¼"). Stitched sheets. First Edition.

One of the first maps to promote to Congress the idea of a trans-continental railroad. The map "Mills' Map of the Several Routes Proposed to the Pacific Ocean from the Headwaters of the Missouri to the Isthmus of Darian," 20.5x22.5 cm (8x9") shows Whitney's Route in the North, The Memphis Route through the Southwest as well as Mills proposed route through Texas and Mexico to the Gulf of California. 30th Congress, 1st Session, Misc. No. 51.  Wheat 564; Wheat, Gold 54.

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Light wear and foxing; overall very good.

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