Exploration and Survey of the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah, Including A Reconnoissance of a New Route Through the Rocky Mountains (Senate Special Session, March, 1851, Executive No. 3)
Place Published: Washington
Publisher: Robert Armstrong, Public Printer
Date Published: 1853
Edition: Early edition
Book Id: 47675
495pp. Octavo [23 cm] in decorative blind embossed brown cloth, rebacked in brown cloth with portion of original gilt-stamped spine overlaid. Extremities rubbed and exposed, light soiling and wear to boards; ink stamp on page following front free endpaper, pencil marks to list of illustrations, foxing throughout, occasional dampstains to outer margins. Lacks one fold-out plate ("View of Fort Utah, on the Timpanogas").
This is one of the great US Government exploration reports of the American West, and a must for any serious collector of exploration or Western Americana. "Stansbury's Report along with Gunnison's book, The Mormons, provided the outside world with an objective look at the Mormons of Utah as well as with a scientific appraisal of the resources and fauna and flora of this section of the Great Basin." - Brigham D. Madsen.