Lot 230: Author: Wheeler, George M. Title: Map showing detailed Topography of the Country Traversed by the Reconnaissance Expedition through Southern and Southeastern Nevada in charge of Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler U.S. Engineers Assisted by Lieut. O.W. Lockwood Corp of Engineers U.S.A. 1869 Place Published: New York Publisher: N.Y. Lithg. Engrg. & Prtg. Co. Date Published: 1870 Description: Lithographed map, hand-colored in outline. 91.5x50.8 cm (36x20"). Rather scarce map showing this stretch of Nevada, with mining districts shown, wagon roads, trails, springs, settlements, county and state boundaries, etc. There are a few paragraphs of "Remarks" in upper right, which provide the sources for the map that were in addition to the explorations of Wheeler. In top margin is printed "RECONNAISSANCE MAPS - DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA." Expertly backed with tissue, repairing splits at folds; very good. Provenance: Burger, 6/84.
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