Lot 64: Simpson explores the Great Basin, inscribed

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Lot 64: Author: Simpson, J[ames] H. Title: The Shortest Route to California Illustrated by a History of Explorations of the Great Basin of Utah with its Topographical and Geological Character and Some Account of the Indian Tribes Place Published: Philadelphia Publisher: J.P. Lippincott Date Published: 1869 Description: 58 pp. Folding lithographed map. (8vo) 21x13.3 cm (8 ?x5 ?"), original printed wrappers. First Edition. Presentation copy inscribed at the top of the title-page "Robert Campbell Esq., with the respects of J.H. Simpson, Br. Brig. Genl. U.S. Army." Wrappers worn, chipped, front detached; map detached; good to very good, in modern folding half morocco box. Provenance: PBA, 7/11/02. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $500-800
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