Washington, D.C. Beverley Tucker. 1856. Volume V.
Volume V. 26 color tinted lithographs, 18 black and white botanical plates with botanical details, black and white in-text illustrations, color and black and white maps and diagrams (many folding) as called for; 43, xvi + 370 pages + xiii +15 + appendices (14pp), 11 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches, embossed cloth-covered boards (hardbound). The binding is in poor condition with boards exposed at extremities, backstrip splitting, rear board split but not yet detached; volume is ex-library with perforation stamp to title page and a few other pages, bookplate to front pastedown, no other library markings. Text block is loose, but still largely holding; one folding plate is loose and a couple of plates starting to detach. As is common with these plates there is some foxing and toning, in general light to moderate; one plate (a tree) is very toned. Dampstaining in margin of one plate. Condition of the most significant plates: Los Angeles: very clean, just one tiny light foxing spot at right edge of image and a couple of tiny spots in margins. Mission of San Diego: plate is clean with some foxing to margins U.S. Military Post Benicia (light overall foxing) Mission and Plain of San Fernando (overall light foxing into plate). One folding color diagram is almost detached and has a 2 inch split to fold, one black and white folding diagram detached, otherwise diagrams and maps in very good condition. Contents of this volume V described as "Report of Lieutenant R.S. Williamson, Corps of Topographical Engineers, Upon the Routes in California to Connect with the Routes Near the Thirty-Fifth and Thirty-Second Parallels". Folding color diagrams: "Geological Section of the Coast Mountains and Sierra Nevada" and 'Geological Section of the Bernardino Sierra". Full page color maps include: "Geological Map of the Vicinity of San Francisco", Geological Map of the Tejon Pass & Canada de las Uvas and the Vicinity", and "Geological Map of the Country Between San Diego and the Colorado River California". Black and white folding map: "Map and Profile of the Route of the Construction of a Ship Canal Between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans". Large handcolored folding map: "Geological Map of a Part of the State of California" Item #33276