Friday, 26 July 2019

870) Charles Preuss

George Karl Ludwig Preuss (1803–1854), anglicized as Charles Preuss. German-born surveyor and cartographer who accompanied John C. Fremont on three of his five exploratory expeditions of the American west, including the expedition where he and Fremont were the first to record seeing Lake Tahoe from a mountaintop vantage point as they traversed what is now Carson Pass in February 1844. Preuss drew two important maps based on his records from Fremont's first two expeditions.

- "... Charles Preuss, the red-haired and moody German mapmaker who secretly kept the only diary (in German) written during the expedition."…

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