Central Coast, circa 1848
Map of Oregon and upper California from the surveys of John Charles Frémont and other authorities appears in the Discovery and Exploration section of the map archive made available through the Library of Congress.
The map that provides the image for CCFoodie’s design was produced in 1848, a year before the Gold Rush. Many reference points are in Spanish or reflect Indian names. At one point, “Unexplored” curves across a blank of wilder lands to the east.
[Detail] Map of Oregon and upper California from the surveys of John Charles Frémont and other authorities / drawn by Charles Preuss under the order of the Senate of the United States ; lithy. by E. Weber & Co., Balto.
Frémont, John Charles, 1813-1890.
Washington : The Senate, 1848.
Relief shown by hachures and spot heights.
Shows area of U.S. west of the Continental Divide.
Includes notes and “Profile of the travelling route from the South Pass of the Rocky Mountains to the Bay of San Francisco.”