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Stansbury's Report on the Salt Lake with maps

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Stansbury's Report on the Salt Lake with maps

Lot 0270 Details

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Author: Stansbury, Howard
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
Place Published: Philadelphia
Publisher:Lippincott, Grambo & Co.
Date Published: 1852
Description:


2 volumes. 487 pp. 57 lithograph 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) text volume in the original blindstamped blue cloth; map volume in brown cloth. Senate Issue. First Edition.



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 two important large folding maps are included in a separate volume. These are lithographed maps with hand-coloring: "Great Salt Lake and Adjacent Country..." (measuring 109.7x75 cm., or 43"x29 ¼"); "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; Wheat, Transmississippi 3, Maps 764-5.

Condition
Text volume slightly faded on spine, light edge wear, square of paper affixed to front pastedown endpaper, probably covering a previous owner's bookplate or name, other owner's name on free endpaper, light offsetting of plates to text; map volume lightly worn and soiled; maps with a few short tears; overall very good.
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Stansbury's Report on the Salt Lake with maps

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Lot 0270 Details

Description
...
Heading:
Author: Stansbury, Howard
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
Place Published: Philadelphia
Publisher:Lippincott, Grambo & Co.
Date Published: 1852
Description:


2 volumes. 487 pp. 57 lithograph 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) text volume in the original blindstamped blue cloth; map volume in brown cloth. Senate Issue. First Edition.



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 two important large folding maps are included in a separate volume. These are lithographed maps with hand-coloring: "Great Salt Lake and Adjacent Country..." (measuring 109.7x75 cm., or 43"x29 ¼"); "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; Wheat, Transmississippi 3, Maps 764-5.

Condition
...
Text volume slightly faded on spine, light edge wear, square of paper affixed to front pastedown endpaper, probably covering a previous owner's bookplate or name, other owner's name on free endpaper, light offsetting of plates to text; map volume lightly worn and soiled; maps with a few short tears; overall very good.

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