Report of an Expedition Down the Zuni and Colorado Rivers by Captain L. Sitgreaves, Corps Topographical Engineers (Senate Issue). Lorenzo Sitgreaves.

Report of an Expedition Down the Zuni and Colorado Rivers by Captain L. Sitgreaves, Corps Topographical Engineers (Senate Issue)

Washington: Beverley Tucker, Senate Printer, 1854. Second edition. Hardcover. 198pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Rebacked, with most of the backstrip laid over. Original decorative embossed brown cloth over the boards. 'Senate Documents' and eagle blind stamped on boards. Light wear to the boards. Gilt no longer bright on the backstrip. Previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown. Light foxing within. With all plates that are called for in Wright/Howes, although the numbers on the plates and how they are listed on pp. 187-89 often deviate. Also present, is the large folding map in an added pocket at the rear of the volume, with a number of small splits to the folds. As is pointed out in "Wagner/Camp," "Wheat... highly praises the map, calling it a 'monumental achievement... generally correct and... exceedingly well done.'" Very good. Item #55899

33d Congress. 1st Session. 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. Howes S528. Wagner/Camp 230:2 (Second Session). Farquhar 16. Wheat, pp. 22-24.

Price: $400.00

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