Lot 257: Author: Wheat, Carl I(rving). Title: Mapping the Transmississippi West...1540-1861. Place Published: San Francisco. Publisher: Institute for Historical Cartography. Date Published: 1957-1963. Description: 5 volumes in 6. Illustrated throughout with facsimile maps, many of which are folding; color frontispieces. (Folio) original green cloth-backed beige cloth, spines lettered in gilt. One of 1000 sets, all designed by The Grabhorn Press. First Edition. A monumental and exceptionally thorough work detailing our expanding knowledge of the American West, unlikely to be surpassed. Vol. I was printed by the Grabhorn Press; Vols. 2-5 were printed by Taylor & Taylor & James Printing from the Grabhorn design. Vol. I: The Spanish Entrada to the Louisiana Purchase, 1540-1804; Vol. II: From Lewis and Clark to Fremont, 1804-1845; Vol. III: The Mexican War to the Boundary Survey, 1846-1854; Vol. IV: Pacific Railroad Surveys to the onset of the Civil War, 1855-1860; Vol. V (parts 1 & 2) : Civil War to the Geological Survey. Condition: Minor wear; near fine.
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