Lot 210: Author: N/A; Title: Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-6....Volume XI; Place Published: Washington; Publisher: Beverly Tucker, printer; Date Published: 1855; Description: Illustrated throughout with folding maps & steel-engraved plates, some folding. (4to) 29x22 cm (11½x8½"), original blind-stamped cloth backed with modern leather spine with gilt lettering. Senate Issue.Sought-after atlas volume of the Pacific Railroad Reports. Howes P3; Wagner-Camp 266c. Condition: Wear and soiling to covers, some cloth chipped away at corners and edges: some browning to page edges and text block, all plates are present, as well as 31 of the 33 orginal maps, some of which are detached and/or with tears; overall good.
PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories
Thursday, 28th January 2016
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