Lot 37: Ives's report on the exploration of the Colorado River

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Lot 37: Author: Ives, Joseph C[hristmas] Title: Report upon the Colorado River of the West Place Published: Washington Publisher: Government Printing Office Date Published: 1861 Description: 131, 14, 154, 30, 6, 31, [1] pp. Illustrated with 4 folding maps (2 of them tinted geological maps issued only in Senate copies); 1 engraved profile; 15 lithographed or engraved views; 7 color lithograph plates of Indians; 8 folding panoramas; 3 engraved paleontology plates; wood engravings in the text. (4to) 28x21 cm (11x8 ?"), period half black morocco & cloth, expertly rebacked with original gilt-lettered spine strip employed, marbled endpapers. First Edition, Senate Issue. Occasional light foxing/offset to some of the plates and maps, but most quite clean including the bright color lithographs of Native Americans; very good or better, much nicer than generally found. Provenance: Golder, 6/84. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $800-1200
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