Lot 65: Simpson explores Utah with large map 1876

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2015-11-19 15:16:25

Lot 65: Author: Simpson, J[ames] H[ervey] Title: Report of Explorations Across the Great Basin of the Territory of Utah for a Direct Wagon-Route from Camp Floyd to Genoa, in Carson Valley, in 1859 Place Published: Washington, D.C. Publisher: Government Printing Office Date Published: 1876 Description: 495 pp.; errata slip. Illustrated with 25 plates, a number folding, including: 4 barometric charts; 1 route profile; 1 diagram of magnetic fields; 5 lithographs of fossils; 9 lithographs of fish; 3 lithographs of plants & plant parts; 2 maps, 1 of these quite large. (4to) 29.7x23 cm (11?x9"), original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition. With the ownership signature of George Davidson, Sept. 9, 1876, to title page. Spine foot a little bumped and rubbed; nearly fine.Provenance: California Book Auction, 4/2/87. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $800-1200
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