1850s Archive

  • Charles Drayton Gibbes' map of the gold regions of California, from 1851. Map of Gold Regions of California. Date: 1851 Author: Charles Drayton Gibbes Dwnld: Full Size (15.5mb) Print Availability: See our Prints Page for more details pff This map isn't part of any series, but we have other California maps that you might want to check out. When James Marshal found gold at Sutter's Mill [google map] on the American...

    Map of Gold Regions of California (1851)

    Charles Drayton Gibbes' map of the gold regions of California, from 1851. Map of Gold Regions of California. Date: 1851 Author: Charles Drayton Gibbes Dwnld: Full Size (15.5mb) Print Availability: See our Prints Page for more details pff This map isn't part of any series, but we have other California maps that you might want to check out. When James Marshal found gold at Sutter's Mill [google map] on the American...
  • J. Queen's City of St. Paul, capital of Minnesota, from 1853. City of St. Paul, capital of Minnesota Date: 1853 Author: J. Queen Dwnld: Full Size (5.1mb) Print Availability: See our Prints Page for more details pff This map isn't part of any series, but we have other Minnesota maps that you might want to check out. Queen's birdseye map of St. Paul, Minnesota [gmap] in 1853. For more maps and...

    City of St. Paul, capital of Minnesota (1853)

    J. Queen's City of St. Paul, capital of Minnesota, from 1853. City of St. Paul, capital of Minnesota Date: 1853 Author: J. Queen Dwnld: Full Size (5.1mb) Print Availability: See our Prints Page for more details pff This map isn't part of any series, but we have other Minnesota maps that you might want to check out. Queen's birdseye map of St. Paul, Minnesota [gmap] in 1853. For more maps and...
  • Charles Méryon's birdseye map of San Francisco from 1856. Birdseye Map of San Francisco – 1856 Date: 1856 Author: Charles Méryon Dwnld: Full Size (6.4mb) Print Availability: See our Prints Page for more details pff This map isn't part of any series, but we have other Bay Area maps that you might want to check out. Quite interesting panoramic birdseye of San Francisco [gmap] with Greco-Roman flourishes. Etched by noted French...

    Meryon’s Birdseye Map of San Francisco (1856)

    Charles Méryon's birdseye map of San Francisco from 1856. Birdseye Map of San Francisco – 1856 Date: 1856 Author: Charles Méryon Dwnld: Full Size (6.4mb) Print Availability: See our Prints Page for more details pff This map isn't part of any series, but we have other Bay Area maps that you might want to check out. Quite interesting panoramic birdseye of San Francisco [gmap] with Greco-Roman flourishes. Etched by noted French...
  • Map of the Discoveries of the American East, Gulf, and West Coasts Map of the timeline of discovery of the U.S. Coasts (1856) Date: 1856 Author: Johann Georg Kohl Dwnld: Full Size: 01, 02, 03 Source: Library of Congress Print Availability: See our Prints Page for more details pff This map isn't part of any series, but we have other maps of Exploration that you might want to check out....

    Map: timeline of discovery of US Coasts (1856)

    Map of the Discoveries of the American East, Gulf, and West Coasts Map of the timeline of discovery of the U.S. Coasts (1856) Date: 1856 Author: Johann Georg Kohl Dwnld: Full Size: 01, 02, 03 Source: Library of Congress Print Availability: See our Prints Page for more details pff This map isn't part of any series, but we have other maps of Exploration that you might want to check out....
  • Norman's Chart Of The Lower Mississippi River Norman's chart of the lower Mississippi River (1858) Date: 1858 Author: A Persac Dwnld: Full Size (7.24mb) Source: Rumsey Map Collection Print Availability: See our Prints Page for more details pff This map isn't part of any series, but we have other maps of Mississippi River that you might want to check out. This cadadstral map of the Mississippi Valley has France's thumbprints...

    Persac’s chart of the lower Mississippi River (1858)

    Norman's Chart Of The Lower Mississippi River Norman's chart of the lower Mississippi River (1858) Date: 1858 Author: A Persac Dwnld: Full Size (7.24mb) Source: Rumsey Map Collection Print Availability: See our Prints Page for more details pff This map isn't part of any series, but we have other maps of Mississippi River that you might want to check out. This cadadstral map of the Mississippi Valley has France's thumbprints...
  • Waagner's map of St Louis County, MO (1857) Waagner's map of St Louis County, Missouri (1857) Date: 1857 Author: Gustavus Waagner. Dwnld: Full Size 18.1mb Source: Library of Congress Print Availability: See our Prints Page for more details pff This map isn't part of any series, but we have other St Louis maps that you might want to check out. Gustavus Waagner's map of St Louis and St Louis County,...

    Waagner’s map of St Louis County, MO (1857)

    Waagner's map of St Louis County, MO (1857) Waagner's map of St Louis County, Missouri (1857) Date: 1857 Author: Gustavus Waagner. Dwnld: Full Size 18.1mb Source: Library of Congress Print Availability: See our Prints Page for more details pff This map isn't part of any series, but we have other St Louis maps that you might want to check out. Gustavus Waagner's map of St Louis and St Louis County,...
  • Pierre-Jean de Smet's map of the territories of North American Indian Tribes. From 1892. Territories of North American Indian Tribes Date: 1851 Author: Pierre-Jean de Smet Dwnld: Full Size (19.9mb) Print Availability: See our Prints Page for more details pff This map isn't part of any series, but we have other featured maps that you might want to check out. Pierre-Jean De Smet was a pretty somber looking dude who...

    Territories of North American Indian Tribes (1892)

    Pierre-Jean de Smet's map of the territories of North American Indian Tribes. From 1892. Territories of North American Indian Tribes Date: 1851 Author: Pierre-Jean de Smet Dwnld: Full Size (19.9mb) Print Availability: See our Prints Page for more details pff This map isn't part of any series, but we have other featured maps that you might want to check out. Pierre-Jean De Smet was a pretty somber looking dude who...
  • Bird's-eye view of Milwaukee, Wisconsin with Lake Michigan in the background. Moody's birdseye map of Milwaukee (1854) Date: 1854 Author: D.W. Moody Dwnld: Full Size (17.90mb) Source: Library of Congress Print Availability: See our Prints Page for more details pff This map isn't part of any series, but we have other maps of Wisconsin that you might want to check out. D.W. Moody's birdseye map of Milwaukee, Wisconsin [gmap] in 1854....

    Moody’s birdseye map of Milwaukee (1854)

    Bird's-eye view of Milwaukee, Wisconsin with Lake Michigan in the background. Moody's birdseye map of Milwaukee (1854) Date: 1854 Author: D.W. Moody Dwnld: Full Size (17.90mb) Source: Library of Congress Print Availability: See our Prints Page for more details pff This map isn't part of any series, but we have other maps of Wisconsin that you might want to check out. D.W. Moody's birdseye map of Milwaukee, Wisconsin [gmap] in 1854....
  • Map of San Francisco, Compiled from latest Surveys & containing all late extensions & Division of Wards Map of San Francisco, Compiled from latest Surveys (1852) Date: 1852 Author: Britton and Rey Dwnld: Full Size (5.83mb) Source: Rumsey Map Collection Print Availability: See our Prints Page for more details pff This map isn't part of any series, but we have other maps of San Francisco that you might want to...

    Map of San Francisco, from latest Surveys (1852)

    Map of San Francisco, Compiled from latest Surveys & containing all late extensions & Division of Wards Map of San Francisco, Compiled from latest Surveys (1852) Date: 1852 Author: Britton and Rey Dwnld: Full Size (5.83mb) Source: Rumsey Map Collection Print Availability: See our Prints Page for more details pff This map isn't part of any series, but we have other maps of San Francisco that you might want to...
  • Tableau comparatif de la forme et de la hauteur des principales montagnes du globe terrestre Goujon's Comparative Mountain Heigths (1850) Date: 1850 Author: J Andriveau-Goujon Dwnld: Full Size (14.88mb) Source: Rumsey Map Collection Print Availability: See our Prints Page for more details pff This map isn't part of any series, but we have other educational maps that you might want to check out. Handsome, improbably-conical peaks; sinister, perpetually-erupting volcanoes; this...

    Goujon’s Comparative Mountain Heights (1850)

    Tableau comparatif de la forme et de la hauteur des principales montagnes du globe terrestre Goujon's Comparative Mountain Heigths (1850) Date: 1850 Author: J Andriveau-Goujon Dwnld: Full Size (14.88mb) Source: Rumsey Map Collection Print Availability: See our Prints Page for more details pff This map isn't part of any series, but we have other educational maps that you might want to check out. Handsome, improbably-conical peaks; sinister, perpetually-erupting volcanoes; this...
  • Carta corográfica de la Republica del Ecuador Villavicencio's Map of Ecuador in 1858 Date: 1858 Author: Manuel Villavicencio Dwnld: Full Size (19.09mb) Source: Library of Congress Print Availability: See our Prints Page for more details pff This map isn't part of any series, but we have other maps of Ecuador that you might want to check out. Mid-19th Century map of Ecuador.

    Villavicencio’s Map of Ecuador (1858)

    Carta corográfica de la Republica del Ecuador Villavicencio's Map of Ecuador in 1858 Date: 1858 Author: Manuel Villavicencio Dwnld: Full Size (19.09mb) Source: Library of Congress Print Availability: See our Prints Page for more details pff This map isn't part of any series, but we have other maps of Ecuador that you might want to check out. Mid-19th Century map of Ecuador.
  • A map illustrative of the route of the proposed railroad : from St. Louis to the Bay of San Francisco Proposed Railroad Route from St Louis to San Francisco (1850) Date: 1850 Author: W L Dearborn Dwnld: Full Size (4.86mb) Source: Library of Congress Print Availability: See our Prints Page for more details pff This map isn't part of any series, but we have other railroad maps that you might...

    Proposed Railroad Route from STL to SF (1850)

    A map illustrative of the route of the proposed railroad : from St. Louis to the Bay of San Francisco Proposed Railroad Route from St Louis to San Francisco (1850) Date: 1850 Author: W L Dearborn Dwnld: Full Size (4.86mb) Source: Library of Congress Print Availability: See our Prints Page for more details pff This map isn't part of any series, but we have other railroad maps that you might...
  • Telegraph chart, America and Europe Map of Telegraphy, Europe and North America (1858) Date: 1858 Author: Charles Magnus Dwnld: Full Size (10.13mb) Source: Library of Congress Print Availability: See our Prints Page for more details pff This map isn't part of any series, but we have other telegraph maps that you might want to check out. This map's sort of a stinker, if we're just being honest. When I picked...

    Map of Telegraphy, Europe and North America (1858)

    Telegraph chart, America and Europe Map of Telegraphy, Europe and North America (1858) Date: 1858 Author: Charles Magnus Dwnld: Full Size (10.13mb) Source: Library of Congress Print Availability: See our Prints Page for more details pff This map isn't part of any series, but we have other telegraph maps that you might want to check out. This map's sort of a stinker, if we're just being honest. When I picked...
  • Map showing the distribution of slaves in the Southern States Choropleth Map Depicting Slaves in the Southern U.S. (1860) Date: 1860 Author: A von Steinwehr Dwnld: Full Size (8.50mb) Source: Library of Congress Print Availability: See our Prints Page for more details pff This map isn't part of any series, but we have other maps of the U.S. South that you might want to check out. In honor of Juneteenth...

    Choropleth Map of U.S. Slavery (1860)

    Map showing the distribution of slaves in the Southern States Choropleth Map Depicting Slaves in the Southern U.S. (1860) Date: 1860 Author: A von Steinwehr Dwnld: Full Size (8.50mb) Source: Library of Congress Print Availability: See our Prints Page for more details pff This map isn't part of any series, but we have other maps of the U.S. South that you might want to check out. In honor of Juneteenth...
  • Geographical distribution of indigenous vegetation Henfrey's Geographical distribution of indigenous vegetation (1854) Date: 1854 Author: Arthur Henfrey Dwnld: Full Size (17.25mb) Source: Rumsey Map Collection Print Availability: See our Prints Page for more details pff This map isn't part of any series, but we have other educational maps that you might want to check out. Henfrey's servicable and vaguely handsome chart of worldwide vegetation distribution.

    Henfrey’s distribution of vegetation (1854)

    Geographical distribution of indigenous vegetation Henfrey's Geographical distribution of indigenous vegetation (1854) Date: 1854 Author: Arthur Henfrey Dwnld: Full Size (17.25mb) Source: Rumsey Map Collection Print Availability: See our Prints Page for more details pff This map isn't part of any series, but we have other educational maps that you might want to check out. Henfrey's servicable and vaguely handsome chart of worldwide vegetation distribution.
  • Map of the various channels for conveying the trade of the north west to the Atlantic sea-board Vaughan's Map of the Northeastern U.S. Showing Canals and Railroads (1853) Date: 1853 Author: David Vaughan Dwnld: Full Size (11.42mb) Source: Library of Congress Print Availability: See our Prints Page for more details pff This map isn't part of any series, but we have other maps of railroads that you might want to...

    Vaughan’s U.S. Map of Canals and Railroads (1853)

    Map of the various channels for conveying the trade of the north west to the Atlantic sea-board Vaughan's Map of the Northeastern U.S. Showing Canals and Railroads (1853) Date: 1853 Author: David Vaughan Dwnld: Full Size (11.42mb) Source: Library of Congress Print Availability: See our Prints Page for more details pff This map isn't part of any series, but we have other maps of railroads that you might want to...
  • Map of a part of the State of Louisiana exhibiting the route of the New-Orleans, Opelousas & Great Western Rail Road Bayley's Map of Southern Louisiana showing railroads (1853) Date: 1853 Author: G W R Bayley Dwnld: Full Size (8.09mb) Source: Library of Congress Print Availability: See our Prints Page for more details pff This map isn't part of any series, but we have other maps of railroads that you...

    Bayley’s Map of Louisiana railroads (1853)

    Map of a part of the State of Louisiana exhibiting the route of the New-Orleans, Opelousas & Great Western Rail Road Bayley's Map of Southern Louisiana showing railroads (1853) Date: 1853 Author: G W R Bayley Dwnld: Full Size (8.09mb) Source: Library of Congress Print Availability: See our Prints Page for more details pff This map isn't part of any series, but we have other maps of railroads that you...
  • Complete map of the rail roads and water courses in the United Staes & Canada Map of U.S. Railroads and Water Courses in 1861 Date: 1861 Author: Charles Magnus Dwnld: Full Size (13.41mb) Source: Library of Congress Print Availability: See our Prints Page for more details pff This map isn't part of any series, but we have other maps of railroads that you might want to check out. Country torn...

    Map of U.S. Railroads and Water Courses (1861)

    Complete map of the rail roads and water courses in the United Staes & Canada Map of U.S. Railroads and Water Courses in 1861 Date: 1861 Author: Charles Magnus Dwnld: Full Size (13.41mb) Source: Library of Congress Print Availability: See our Prints Page for more details pff This map isn't part of any series, but we have other maps of railroads that you might want to check out. Country torn...
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