Lot 53: With 1st map to name Grand Canyon of Colorado

PBA Galleries

2015-11-19 15:16:23


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Lot 53: Author: Palmer, William Jackson Title: Report of Surveys Across the Continent, in 1867-'68, on the Thirty-Fifth and Thirty-Second Parallels, for a Route Extending the Kansas Pacific Railway to the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco and San Diego Place Published: Philadelphia Publisher: W.B. Selheimer Date Published: 1869 Description: 6, [2], 7-250 pp. With folding profile and folding map. (8vo) 23x15 cm (9x6"), original printed wrappers. First Edition. Important and early railroad item, which also contains the first narrative of a white man to cross the Grand Canyon. A little wear and a few short tears to wrappers; very good or better, uncommon thus in the original wrappers. Provenance: Randall House, 6/91. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $1500-2500
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