Report upon the Colorado River of the West, Explored in 1857 and 1858: Ives, Lieutenant Joseph C. Report upon the Colorado River of the West, Explored in 1857 and 1858: Ives, Lieutenant Joseph C. Report upon the Colorado River of the West, Explored in 1857 and 1858: Ives, Lieutenant Joseph C. Report upon the Colorado River of the West, Explored in 1857 and 1858: Ives, Lieutenant Joseph C.

Report upon the Colorado River of the West, Explored in 1857 and 1858

Ives, Lieutenant Joseph C.

Published by Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1861
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Quarto. 131, 14, 154, 30, 6, 31 (1)pp. Complete with all maps and plates. Rebacked with black cloth retaining front and back covers; the original blind stamped decorative cloth cover with gilt stamped side-wheeler on front and blind stamped eagle and decor on back cover laid down. Gilt lettering on spine. Two large lithographed folding maps of Colorado River of the West, profile of route from the Big Sandy to the Colorado north of the Needles, and frontispiece lithograph. Senate and preferred issue. An elaborate report of the survey in 5 parts, bound into one volume, plus appendixes. Includes geological, botanical and zoological data. Generously illustrated with 8 fine lithographed folding panoramas, 8 chromolithographed plates, 7 of them depictions of Indians, and 16 lithographed plates of views and fossils from sketches by H. B. Mollhausen (complete). In addition there are 68 in-text woodcuts drawn by J. J. Young from sketches by Messrs. Mollhausen and Egloffstein. Binding rubbed with light wear along edges and bumps at corners. Gilt side-wheeler partially faded, so is spine but with clear gilt lettering. Light foxing of maps and profile. Starting between maps which are reinforced with 2" tape at folds. Penned dedication on verso of profile. Lithographs with light soiling along edges, at times in margins, not affecting images. Book block with light age-toning and offsetting on pages opposite to panoramic fold-outs. Very light sporadic foxing. Binding and interior in overall good to good+ condition. Joseph C. Ives (1829-1868) was promoted to first lieutenant in 1857 and named to lead the expedition up the Colorado River to develop potential routes of supply in the event of a war between the national government and the Mormon settlements in Utah. Ives' expedition included John Strong Newberry as naturalist, Heinrich Balduin Mollhausen as artist and unofficial diarist, and F. W. Egloffstein as topographer' (DANB). Ives is known for being the engineer and architect of the Washington National Monument. Bookseller Inventory # 35711

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Title: Report upon the Colorado River of the West, ...

Publisher: Government Printing Office, Washington DC

Publication Date: 1861

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: First edition.

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