Mapping the Transmississippi West, 1540-1861 (6 books)

Wheat, Carl I.

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Place Published: San Francisco
Publisher: Institute of Historical Cartography
Date Published: 1957-1963
Edition: First Edition
Book Id: 43150


Five volumes in six books (Volume Five is in two parts). Folio [36.5 cm] 1/4 green publisher's buckram over tan cloth boards. Titles in gilt on the backstrips. Deckled fore edges. All volumes are in very good or better condition, with very minimal rubbing to the extremities, and with occasional bumped corners. There is a small, light stain on the front cover of the sixth volume.


The definitive work on American cartography, with hundreds of maps (some folding) and corresponding in-depth descriptions. Volume One designed and printed by the Grabhorn Press. The remaining volumes printed by Taylor and Taylor in the same style as Volume One. A must for any collector of Western Exploration. The importance of this set to collectors and cartographers can not be overstated. One set in an edition limited to one thousand sets. Volume One: The Spanish Entrada to the Louisiana Purchase, 1540-1804 (264 pp.) Volume Two: From Lewis and Clark to Fremont, 1804-1845 (281 pp.) Volume Three: From the Mexican War to the Boundary Surveys, 1846-1854 (349 pp). Volume Four: From the Pacific Railroad Surveys to the Onset of the Civil War, 1855-1860 (260 pp.). Volume Five: From the Civil War to the Geological Survey (222, 223-487 pp.).

By This Author: Wheat, Carl I.