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Stansbury Utah Report with 2 folding maps 1852

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Title: Exploration and Survey of the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah, Including a Reconnoissance (sic) of a New Route Through the Rocky Mountains
Author: Stansbury, Howard
Description: 2 volumes. 487 pp. With 53 lithographed plates, 34 of which are either colored or tinted (3 of those are folding panoramic views), 19 are of various flora and fauna and fossils of the region; folding map after that by Lahonton; 2 large folding maps in separate volume, as issued. (8vo) 22.5x13.5 cm. (9x5½"), original burgundy cloth. Senate Issue. First EditionText volume signed J.W. Kimball on library bookplate and on title page. Ink stamp of J.W. Kimball to front free endpaper. John W. Kimball (1828-1910) was a Union general in the Civil War and Massachusetts politician in later life. Stansbury's important exploration of the Great Salt Lake Basin and his report on the newly established Mormon settlements, as well as the routes and passes through the Rockies for emigrants and possibly a railroad. Wheat describes Stansbury's explorations in detail, and says his Map of the Great Salt Lake permanently established the topography and many of the place names of northwestern Utah. Wagner-Camp notes "59 plates listed on pp. [11]-12," but there are actually 58 listed, and one of these is the map by Lahontan. The present copy does not contain the four paleontology plates at the end (they seem never to have been bound in), but it does have the two important large folding maps. These are lithographed maps with hand-coloring: "Great Salt Lake and Adjacent Country..." (measuring 109.7x75 cm., or 43"x29¼"); "Reconnoissance between Fort Leavenworth...and Great Salt Lake" (measuring 73x171 cm., or 28"x67"). Wheat describes Stansbury's explorations in detail, and says his Map of the Great Salt Lake permanently established the topography and many of the place names of northwestern Utah. Field 1940; Graff 3947; Howes S884; Sabin 90372; Wagner-Camp 219:2; Moffat, 26; Wheat, Transmississippi 3, Maps 764-5.
Heading: Place Published: Philadelphia
Publisher: Lippincott, Grambo & Co.
Date Published: 1852
Condition
Text volume spine faded, light wear to corners and spine ends; front free endpaper lacking; else very good; map volume spine faded, wear to spine; maps worn and torn; complete, but good only.
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Stansbury Utah Report with 2 folding maps 1852

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Feb 16, 2012
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0208: Stansbury Utah Report with 2 folding maps 1852

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Est. $500 - $800Starting Price $250
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Lot 0208 Details

Description
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Title: Exploration and Survey of the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah, Including a Reconnoissance (sic) of a New Route Through the Rocky Mountains
Author: Stansbury, Howard
Description: 2 volumes. 487 pp. With 53 lithographed plates, 34 of which are either colored or tinted (3 of those are folding panoramic views), 19 are of various flora and fauna and fossils of the region; folding map after that by Lahonton; 2 large folding maps in separate volume, as issued. (8vo) 22.5x13.5 cm. (9x5½"), original burgundy cloth. Senate Issue. First EditionText volume signed J.W. Kimball on library bookplate and on title page. Ink stamp of J.W. Kimball to front free endpaper. John W. Kimball (1828-1910) was a Union general in the Civil War and Massachusetts politician in later life. Stansbury's important exploration of the Great Salt Lake Basin and his report on the newly established Mormon settlements, as well as the routes and passes through the Rockies for emigrants and possibly a railroad. Wheat describes Stansbury's explorations in detail, and says his Map of the Great Salt Lake permanently established the topography and many of the place names of northwestern Utah. Wagner-Camp notes "59 plates listed on pp. [11]-12," but there are actually 58 listed, and one of these is the map by Lahontan. The present copy does not contain the four paleontology plates at the end (they seem never to have been bound in), but it does have the two important large folding maps. These are lithographed maps with hand-coloring: "Great Salt Lake and Adjacent Country..." (measuring 109.7x75 cm., or 43"x29¼"); "Reconnoissance between Fort Leavenworth...and Great Salt Lake" (measuring 73x171 cm., or 28"x67"). Wheat describes Stansbury's explorations in detail, and says his Map of the Great Salt Lake permanently established the topography and many of the place names of northwestern Utah. Field 1940; Graff 3947; Howes S884; Sabin 90372; Wagner-Camp 219:2; Moffat, 26; Wheat, Transmississippi 3, Maps 764-5.
Heading: Place Published: Philadelphia
Publisher: Lippincott, Grambo & Co.
Date Published: 1852
Condition
...
Text volume spine faded, light wear to corners and spine ends; front free endpaper lacking; else very good; map volume spine faded, wear to spine; maps worn and torn; complete, but good only.

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