Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1876. First edition. Hardcover. 518pp. Quarto [30 cm] Plain green cloth over boards. Ex-library, legitimately deaccessioned, with the usual marks and stamps. Plate E is torn in half. Complete with all plates and maps, including the large fold-out map at the rear ("Map of Routes explored and opened by Capt. J.H. Simpson, Corps Topographical Engineers, across the Great Basin of the Territory of Utah in 1859."). The large map is torn in several pieces. May require extra postage due to weight. Very good minus. Item #64982
According to Howes "This route, explored in 1859, shortened the distance to California by 250 miles; it was adopted by the overland mail, pony express and telegraph. The report was submitted in 1861, but publication had to be deferred because of the Civil War. Portions however appeared in the author's The Shortest Route to California." Howes S508. Moffat 57 & 59. Wagner/Camp 345 note.