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Report Upon the Colorado River of the West : Explored in 1857 and 1858 By Joseph C. Ives, Corps of Topographical Engineers, Under the Direction of the Office of Explorations and Surveys.
Washington : Government Printing Office 1861 - 131, 14, 154, 30, 6, 31, [1] pp. 5 parts in 1 volume. Senate Issue. Illustrated with 1 folding maps; 1 engraved profile; 14 lithographed or engraved views; 7 color lithograph plates of Indians; 8 folding panoramas; 3 engraved paleontology plates. Bound in publishers black cloth. Spine rebacked in modern black cloth. Good binding and cover. Restoration to board edges. Long tear to frontis map of the Colorado River. Lacking 2nd folding map in Part I. Lacking the 2 geological maps in Part IV. Scattered foxing to maps. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. Superb survey of the Colorado River, with exceptional illustrations after Mollhausen and others and including reports on the geology, botany and zoology by John Strong Newberry, Asa Grey, Spencer Fullerton Baird and others. Wagner-Camp notes that "William Goetzmann calls Lieutenant Ives' complete report, 'The best by far of these individual reports. It is a long, carefully written journal, consciously literary but with a maximum amount of attention to scientific observation." Howes I92; Sabin 35308; Wagner-Camp 375; Wheat Transmississippi 4, pp. 98-101. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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