3 December 2007
WHEAT, Carl Irving (1892-1966). 1540-1861 Mapping the Transmississippi West. San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press for The Institute of Historical Cartography, 1957 - 1963.
5 volumes in 6, 4o (355 x 255mm). Reproducing 374 maps (5 as colour frontispieces, many folding) throughout. Original green cloth backed linen boards, lettered in gilt on the spines, uncut (covers of volume 2 slightly rubbed). Provenance: Cecil Fuller (gift insription from Sarah Cheney Cawles dated 1976 in volume 2).
A FINE SET OF THE FIRST EDITION, each volume limited to one thousand copies designed by the GRABHORN PRESS. Charting the history of cartography and exploration in Western America from the first Spanish forays to the U.S. Government sponsored surveys of the 1860s.
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