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Expedition from Dalles to Sale Lake 1859 with map

Lot 0065 Details

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Author: Wallen, Henry D.
Title: Report of the Secretary of War, communicating... the report of Captain H.D. Wallen of his expedition, in 1859, From Dalles City to Great Salt Lake, and back
Place Published: Washington
Publisher:
Date Published: 1860
Description:


51 pp. Folding lithographed map. (8vo) 23.5x14.5 cm ( 9 ¼x5¾"), modern quarter niger & marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt. Senate Ex. Doc. No. 34, 36th Congress, 1st Session. First Edition.



General report on the expedition, of which Wagner-Camp notes, "The road was surveyed through new country for the benefit of emigrants and prospective settlers. They departed from The Dalles on June 4, and arrived at Camp Floyd, Utah Territory, on August 16. They left Camp Floyd on August 20 and returned to The Dalles. In addition, detachments of the command explored much of central-eastern Oregon. Wallen speaks of travelers being harassed by Indians on the California road during the summer just past." The fine map is "Map of a Reconnoisance for a Military Road from the 'Dalles' of the Columbia River to the Great Salt Lake under the Command of Capt. H.D. Wallen..." It measures 42x55 cm. (16½x21½").

Provenance: California Book Auction, 9/22/88
Condition
Number stamped in ink in lower margin of p.1, inkstamps on fore-edge of Brandies University Library. Some very light foxing to map; near fine in handsome binding.
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Lot 0065 Details

Description
...
Heading:
Author: Wallen, Henry D.
Title: Report of the Secretary of War, communicating... the report of Captain H.D. Wallen of his expedition, in 1859, From Dalles City to Great Salt Lake, and back
Place Published: Washington
Publisher:
Date Published: 1860
Description:


51 pp. Folding lithographed map. (8vo) 23.5x14.5 cm ( 9 ¼x5¾"), modern quarter niger & marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt. Senate Ex. Doc. No. 34, 36th Congress, 1st Session. First Edition.



General report on the expedition, of which Wagner-Camp notes, "The road was surveyed through new country for the benefit of emigrants and prospective settlers. They departed from The Dalles on June 4, and arrived at Camp Floyd, Utah Territory, on August 16. They left Camp Floyd on August 20 and returned to The Dalles. In addition, detachments of the command explored much of central-eastern Oregon. Wallen speaks of travelers being harassed by Indians on the California road during the summer just past." The fine map is "Map of a Reconnoisance for a Military Road from the 'Dalles' of the Columbia River to the Great Salt Lake under the Command of Capt. H.D. Wallen..." It measures 42x55 cm. (16½x21½").

Provenance: California Book Auction, 9/22/88
Condition
...
Number stamped in ink in lower margin of p.1, inkstamps on fore-edge of Brandies University Library. Some very light foxing to map; near fine in handsome binding.

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