Lot 59: Ruffer reports on Ute Country with map 1874

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Lot 59: Author: Ruffner, E.H. Title: War Department - Report on a Reconnaissance in the Ute Country, made in the year 1873 Place Published: Washington Publisher: Government Printing Office Date Published: 1874 Description: [2], 101 pp. Folding lithographed map. (8vo) 23x15 cm (9x6"), original printed wrappers. Rare separate report from the Wheeler Survey, with a significant and uncommon map. The map, by H.G. Prout under Ruffner's direction, is "Preliminary map of the surveys of Colorado made on reconnaissance in the Ute country," 52x67.5 cm, with the headwaters of the Rio Grande and points north. Small nicks at corners of wrappers, rear wrapper neatly detached, other minor wear; map with a few short splits at folds; very good. Provenance: Ross Valley Book Company, 11/89. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $1000-1500
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