Lieutenant G.K. Warren's 1855-and 1856 Manuscript Maps of the Missouri River


This series of 39 oversized reproductions of maps drawn on the Missouri River provides insight into the natural and cultural environment of the river more than 150 years ago. They were created by surveyors of the Warren Expedition in 1855 and 1856 and used in the creation of an 1859 map of the Plains region. These original hand-drawn manuscript maps, however, have not, until now, ever been published as a unit available to the public. They contain a wealth of previously unavailable information about the Missouri River environment from what is now the Kansas -Nebraska border to the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers. Reproduced in a portfolio of map sheets measuring 16 by 24 inches, the publication includes an introduction by Graham A. Calloway and W. Raymond Wood.