San Francisco: Institute of Historical Cartography, 1957. First Edition. Five volumes in six (Volume Five in two parts). Folio [36.5 cm.] 1/4 green publisher's buckram over tan cloth boards. Titles gilt on backstrips. All volumes in fine in the original plain brown shipping dust jackets. Tasteful bookplate on the front pastedown of all volumes. This is the nicest set of this landmark work that we have handled. Extra charges apply on this item due to weight. Item #36463
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 to collectors and cartographers can not be overstated.
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.).