Map of an exploring expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842 and to Oregon & north California in the years 1843-44
- Map of an exploring expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842 and to Oregon & north California in the years 1843-44
America Transformed: During the 1840s, Americans became interested in the Far West as they settled the Oregon Territory and entered the Mexican-American War. One American explorer who made major contributions during this period was John C. Frémont, who led five scientific expeditions. Charles Preuss, a German immigrant and the expedition’s cartographer, prepared this map depicting only the geographic information collected. Frémont’s official reports, written with the assistance of his wife Jessie (daughter of expansionist-minded Missouri senator Thomas Hart Benton), gave "manifest destiny" a popular text. Advocates of "manifest destiny" believed it was the nation’s mission and preordained right to spread American institutions and culture, thus justifying a policy of territorial expansion.
- Frémont, John Charles, 1813-1890
- Name on Item:
by Brevet Capt. J.C. Frémont of the Corps of Topographical Engineers under the orders of Col. J.J. Abert, Chief of the Topographical Bureau ; lith. by E. Weber Co., Baltimore, Md.
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
West (U.S.)--Discovery and exploration--Maps
Western United States (area)
- 1 map : hand col. ; 76 x 130 cm.
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Washington, D.C :
Relief shown by hachures.
State 3: Includes notes, Great Basin statement, and place name South Park below Bayou Salade; some place names differ from other states.
"Published in Report of the exploring expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842 and to Oregon and north California in the years 1843-44. By Brevet Captain J. C. Fremont ... Printed by order of the Senate of the United States. Washington ... 1845 (28th Cong., 2nd Sess., Sen. Ex. Doc. 174, Serial 461)."
Includes "Profile of the route from the mouth of the Kansas to the Pacific by Capt. J.C. Fremont in 1843."
- Notes (date):
This date is inferred.
- Notes (exhibitions):
Exhibited: "America transformed. Part 1: the United States expands westward," organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, 2019.
- Call #:
G4051.S12 1844 .F74