Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route For a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-4. Volume III. LITHOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF THE SOUTHWEST / INDIANS.

Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route For a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-4. Volume III.

Mollhausen, Tidball, Campbell (illus).
Washington, D.C. U.S. Government. House of Representatives.
Volume III. 21 color tinted lithographs, 2 black and white geology plates, 3 folding maps / sections, 7 black and white plates for the topographical report, black and white wood engraved in-text illustrations, index, 12 x 9 inches, marbled paper covered boards, three quarters leather (hardbound). Wear to the cover with marks to the leather spine, ink inscription ("Irving Holcomb From Hon. F.B. Spinner Nov. 1857"), small stamp of previous owner at top left of front paste down, occasional foxing / toning / staining to plates, but overall this is in better than average condition for these volumes with the majority of plates clean and bright. This volume III contains "the report of Lieutenant A.W. Whipple upon the route near the thirty-fifth parallel" with sections dealing with the topography, the Indian tribes, the geology, botany and zoology of the route. There is a folding map and two folding geological sections "from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean". A fascinating report with much interesting information on the Indian tribes of the Southwest (with a multi-page "Vocabularies of North American Languages"). Lithographic plates include one of Mojave Indians (two small dampstain areas not affecting the image), Navajos (one small dampstain area not affecting the plate), a striking view of the pueblo of Zuni (all by Mollhausen). Item #33273

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