v. Egloffstein, F.W. and Heinrich Möllhausen (illus).
Washington, D.C. Government Printing Office. 1861.
Senate Edition. Cloth bound volume, 11.25 x 9 inches, in five parts: General Report (131 pp); Hydrographic Report (14 pp); Geological Report (154 pp.); Botany (30 pp); Zoology (6 pp); Appendices. Triangular water stain on plates running from the free edge to page bottom; 5.5 inches along the diagonal. Cover and first two dozen pages detached, as are the two maps and the plate entitled Profile of Route. Discoloration and tears to several of these pages; one very short tear to each map. Front cover and spine badly abraded. A pair of tinted geological maps called for not present in Part III. The damp stain to the plates is a conundrum, as the text pages adjacent appear virtually undamaged. It is almost as if the plates were damaged prior to binding--admittedly an unlikely scenario. Equally strange, the eight scenic panoramas and the frontispiece maps, the work of F. W. v. Egloffstein, are likewise undamaged. (Additional artwork by Heinrich Möllhausen.) There are seven color lithographic plates of indigenous Native Americans: the Cocopa, Yuma, Moqui, Navajo, etc. The volume is in poor condition, given the problems cited above. However, once past the first two dozen pages, the single remaining fault is the water stain that appears on plates throughout the volume. Item #50715