Lot 59 of 235:
Ruffer reports on Ute Country with map 1874  

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War Department - Report on a Reconnaissance in the Ute Country, made in the year 1873

Ruffner, E.H.


Government Printing Office



[2], 101 pp. Folding lithographed map. (8vo) 23x15 cm (9x6"), original printed wrappers.

Rare separate report from the Wheeler Survey, with a significant and uncommon map. The map, by H.G. Prout under Ruffner's direction, is "Preliminary map of the surveys of Colorado made on reconnaissance in the Ute country," 52x67.5 cm, with the headwaters of the Rio Grande and points north.

Provenance: Ross Valley Book Company, 11/89

References: Wheeler, Report..., Vol.I. Geographical Report, App.F, pp 641-643, summarizes expedition and takes note of report and map. W-TW, Vol.5, p 316 refers to Wheeler, but has not seen report or map.  The report as a separate and map appear to be rare.

Lot Amendments

Small nicks at corners of wrappers, rear wrapper neatly detached, other minor wear; map with a few short splits at folds; very good.

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