• Fine Printed Books and Manuscr auction at Christies

    Sale 2227

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    4 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 187

    [WESTERN EXPLORATION]. STANSBURY, Howard. Exploration and Survey of the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah. Special Session, March 1851. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo, and Co., 1852.

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    [WESTERN EXPLORATION]. STANSBURY, Howard. Exploration and Survey of the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah. Special Session, March 1851. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo, and Co., 1852.

    2 volumes, 8o, including text and atlas. 57 lithographed plates and 3 maps (2 large folding bound separately) (some spotting, one folding map with blind and perforated library stamp, maps with a few tears along folds). Original plum blindstamped cloth, gilt-lettered on spine (spines faded, some light wear). FIRST EDITION, second ("Senate") issue. Based on surveys made by Stansbury in 1849 and 1850, this report is the first extensive survey of the Great Basin and a major landmark in the cartography of the American West. Howes S-884.

    [With] KEATING, William H. Narrative of an Expedition to the Source of St. Peter's River. London: George B. Whittaker, 1925. 2 volumes, 8o. 8 plates and one folding map. Modern half morocco. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Howes K-20. -- VICTOR, Frances Fuller. The River of the West. Life and Adventure in the Rocky Mountains and Oregon. Hartford: R.W. Bliss and Company, 1870. 8o. 13 plates, illustrations in text. Original cloth. FIRST EDITION. Howes V-89. (5)


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