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WATSON, Sereno
Collection of 43 19th century original pen-and-ink botanical drawings, captioned and inscribed U. S. Exploration 40th Parallel. King.
San Francisco: 1876. A Collection Of Forty-Three Botanical Drawings, Most Likely By Sereno Watson. WATSON, Sereno, [illustrator]. A Collection of Forty-Three nineteenth-century original pen-and-ink botanical drawings, captioned and inscribed "U. S. Exploration 40th Parallel. King." and "U.S. Survey 35th Parallel." [C.a. 1876-77]. A collection of forty-three botanical drawings, most likely by Sereno Watson. Each cream colored paper sheet with botanical illustrations in brown ink on recto. (Sheet size 11 3/4 x 7 1/8 inches; 298 x 181 mm). Sheets with an occasional crease or small rust spot, however the illustrations in general are very clean and attractive. Illustrations with the inscribed captions as follows: Eight with "U. S. Exploration 40th Parallel. King." numbered in the upper right corner 2-9 Twenty-four with "U.S. Survey 35th Parallel." and one unmarked, but fits in with the pagination of the "35th Parallel" numbered on the bottom margin 18-38, 43-44, 48 & 50. Dated between "December 8th-21st/ 76," some marked "San Francisco." Two with "U.S.S. Cal Durand & Hilgard" numbered in bottom margin 62-63. dated "Dec 29th /76." One with "U.S.S. Cal Newberry" numbered in bottom margin 100 and dated "Jan 8th/ 77". Seven with "U.S.S. Cal Utah &c" numbered in bottom margin 1-7 and dated "San Francisco March 27th/77" In regards to the eight captioned "40th Parallel" each page with a number or two on the bottom right corner. The number/numbers correspond to the plate or plates in volume V of the "United States Geological Exploration of the Fortieth Parall … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, ABAA [Tarzana, CA, U.S.A.]

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