Report of an Expedition Down the Zuni and Colorado Rivers by Captain L. Sitgreaves, Corps Topographical Engineers
Place Published: Washington
Publisher: Robert Armstrong, Public Printer
Date Published: 1853
Edition: Senate Issue
Binding: Leather bound
Condition: Very good minus
Book Id: 47330
198pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Original calf with red and black leather labels on the backstrip. 'Senate Documents 2d Sess 32d Cong' gilt stamped on red label. '1852-53' gilt stamped on black label. The extremities are subtly rubbed. The front board is a bit warped, with the lower portion being mildly damp stained. The spine is a bit rolled back. There is a 1/2" crack in the front board, at the head of the joint. The text block is cracked at the center. Sporadic foxing throughout. The large folding map is present at the rear of the volume and is in nice clean condition. All plates present.
The announced purpose of Sitgreaves' expedition was to determine whether the Zuni River actually emptied into the Colorado, and to examine the territory en route. Wheat described the large folding map as follows: "All in all this map is a monumental achievement and while it is marred with misspellings (such as "Butles for Buttes) it is generally correct and exceedingly well done." Howes S528. Wheat 763. Farquhar 16. Wagner/Camp 230:2 Graff 3809.