Reports of Exploration and Surveys to Ascertain the Most Practicable.
Book Id: 9233
Whipple, A.W. & J.C. Ives. Reports of Exploration 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. Washington, Senate, 1856, 1st edition, Senate issue. 4to, 36pp, x, vii pp, part I: Itinerary; 136 pages; part II: Topographical Features, 77 pages; part III: Report on the Indian Tribes, 127 pages: part IV: Report on the Geology of the Route, 175 pages. 19 of 20 full page tinted lithographic plates; lacks the view of Fort Smith. 8 plates are of Indians including costume & weapons, and 3 are large folding maps, 1 torn in half at the fold. Charts, partly hand-colored, many other b&w illus. in text. Original cloth boards lacking a spine, water staining affects most of the plates, and the thick volume is split into 2 halves. This is volume III, of the important 12 volume set, complete in itself. Overall a good working or make up copy especially desirable due to the inclusion of the interaction with Native Americans including Choctaws, Chickasaw, Shawnee, Cherokees, Kiowa, Navaho, Zuni. Geological map from Memphis to Los Angeles, travelling through Arkansas, New Mexico, California.