Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1876. Association copy. Paperback. 1212-1334pp. Octavo [23 cm] Publisher's 1/4 brown cloth over tan printed boards.Title gilt stamped on the backstrip (faded) Light rubbing to extremities, and minor discoloring to the boards. The fold-out map is present with a three inch closed tear near the gutter.
This copy is ex-libris A.H. Cochman. Item #36662
Complete with maps and illustrations. Ex-libris George M. Wheeler, with his bookplate on the verso of the front cover. Between 1871 to 1879, under the jurisdiction of the chief of Engineers of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lt. George M. Wheeler led an expedition to survey the territory west of the One Hundredth Meridian. The survey's main purpose was to create maps of the area for the establishment of future roads, to record natural resources and to document the Native American tribes of the area. The expedition covered much of the western United States including: New Mexico, California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming and Texas.