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44. L. C. Overman / Charles Pressler. “Outline Map Showing a New Route from Texas to Fort Yuma, California, for Cattle Droves and Trains En Route to California” (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1867). Published in H.R. Ex. Doc. No. 1, 46th Cong., 3rd sess. Lithographed folding map in black and white, as issued. 14 1/2 x 49 1/4" at neat line. Sheet size: 17 x 52". Minor darkening at old folds; short tear at binding tab; faint transferences. Excellent.

Price: SOLD.

This unusual map by Lieutenant Overman of the Army Corps of Engineers shows the route of a cattle drive that begins in Austin and continues west, fording the Pecos River at Navajo Crossing. Several Army forts are connected by the route—Stanton, Selden, Grant, and finally, Fort Yuma, the destination of the drive in western Arizona. The maps shows great details of water holes, grazing areas, missions, camps, Indian villages, and mines. Particularly fine for cattle ranchers.

Ref.: Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West, vol. V, no. 1216.

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