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Annual report upon the geographical surveys of the territory of the United States west of the 100th Meridian, in the States and Territories of California, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming, by George M. Wheeler, [&c.]. Appendix NN of the Annual Report of the Chief of Engineers for 1878. [First edition].
the Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 1878 - Washington, octavo, x, 234 p., plus text illustrations, 6 engraved plates and two folding maps. This is the very scarce separately issued offprint from the Annual Report of the Chief of Engineers, detailing the work of Wheeler and his assistants in surveying the geography and natural history of the west. Besides geographical pursuits, aspects of the report consider geology, mining and zoology. Particularly significant is the extended report on the silver and gold mines of the Comstock Lode, by J.A. Church, and A.R. Conkling's report on geology and mining in western Nevada and eastern California, including parts of the Sierra Nevada. A paper by Jules Marcou entitled: "Notes upon the first discoveries of California and the origin of its name" is also included. The maps include a partly colored "Progress Map, 1878" (19.5 by 23.5 inches), indicating quadrants examined by the Wheeler Survey, and a small folding map of the Baja and Gulf of California, a replica of that drawn by Father Kino in 1701, showing the region as a peninsula rather than an island, as previously supposed. Plates include sketches at Gran Quivira ruins, New Mexico, a cave near Ft. Stanton, NM, and 4 plates of new species of fishes from California and Nevada. ***CONDITION: The volume is VG and bound in the original printed paper-covered boards, with the original gilt-lettered brown cloth backstrip. Save for minor spotting to the front board, the covers are well preserved, with clear, complete lettering; spine ends lightly worn, but gilt lettering bold and bright. Joints and hinges solid, binding firm. The text pages and illustrations are fresh, clean and bright, as are the maps. The only evidence of previous ownership is an old stamp on the verso of the Progress Map. This is a complete, sound copy of an important report. Schmeckebier 49-50. Prime 61. BMNH 2173 (in part). International shipping will be extra for this volume, but only at my cost. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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