Lot 353 of 455:
Expedition Down the Zuni & Colorado, 1854  

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Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Report of an Expedition Down the Zuni and Colorado Rivers

Author:
Sitgreaves, Lorenzo

Place:
Washington

Publisher:
Beverly Tucker, Senate Printer

Date:
1854

Description:

198 pp. Illustrated with 79 lithographed plates, including 1 fold-out. 22.7x14.5 cm. (9x5¾"), original cloth, stamped in blind, spine lettered in gilt.

The expedition, consisting of Sitgreaves, Lt. J.G. Parke, Dr. S.W. Woodhouse, R.H. Kern, with Major H.L. Kendrick in command of the escort and Antoine Lerouz as guide, "left Santo Domingo, New Mexico, on August 1, 1851, stopped at Zuni in September, and arrived in San Diego on November 30. Wheat discusses the route of the Sitgreaves expedition and highly praises the map, calling it 'a monumental achievement..., generally correct and exceedingly well done.'" - Wagner-Camp. Most of the lithographed plates are from drawings and paintings by Richard Kern, a few by Edward Kern, some uncredited.


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Condition:
Some wear to extremities, head and tail of spine frayed; gift inscription on front pastedown; offsetting and foxing throughout; overall very good.


 
Item number:
306668
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