MAPPING THE TRANSMISSISSIPPI WEST, 1540-1861 (with several additions). Carl I. Wheat.
MAPPING THE TRANSMISSISSIPPI WEST, 1540-1861 (with several additions)
MAPPING THE TRANSMISSISSIPPI WEST, 1540-1861 (with several additions)
MAPPING THE TRANSMISSISSIPPI WEST, 1540-1861 (with several additions)
MAPPING THE TRANSMISSISSIPPI WEST, 1540-1861 (with several additions)
MAPPING THE TRANSMISSISSIPPI WEST, 1540-1861 (with several additions)

MAPPING THE TRANSMISSISSIPPI WEST, 1540-1861 (with several additions)

San Francisco: The Institute of Historical Cartography, 1957. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Considered by many to be the finest publication of a cartographic and bibliographic work in the United States. The books were designed bay Edwin and Robert Grabhorn and printed on high quality deckled- edge paper in a limited edition of 1000 sets. The work discusses 1302 maps of which 374 are reproduced. The set is beautifully bound in 2 color buckram with gilt lettering on the spines. The original cheaply made and acidic brown paper dust wrappers are present and in very good condition but are now placed in mylar protectors to reduce toning of the front and rear endpapers of each volume due to the acid content. The titles of each volume are written in pencil on the spines of the dust wrappers. The Prospectus announcing the publication of the set is placed at the front of the first volume. This is often missing. To accompany this set the following 4 books are included. "Mapping the Transmississippi West, 1540-1861: An Index to the Cartobibliography" by Charles A. Seavey, published in 1992 by Speculum Orbis Press, 8vo, bound in blue cloth in very good condition. Also "Exploration and Mapping of the American West: Selected Essays, Occasional Paper No. 1, Map and Geopgraphy Round Table of the American Library Association" published in 1986 by Speculum Orbis Press, 8vo bound in blue cloth in very good condition containing 8 essays includine one by Kenneth Nebenzahl on "Mapping the Transmississippi West: Annotated Selections". Also included "Mapping the Transmississippi West, 1540-1857: A preliminary Study" By Carl I. Wheat and reprinted from the Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society Vol. 64, Part 1 (April, 1954), 4to bound in full Nigerian goatskin with original paper wraps bound in. pp19- 194 - complete. Also included "The Published Writings of Carl Irving Wheat" compiled by George L. Harding and printed by Taylor & Taylor in 1960. 8vo with 22 pages listing 114 publications- one of 350 copies and bound in paper wraps with color pattens. Four other works by or related by Wheat are included as follows. 1) "Watchman What of the Night?" is inscribed by Wheat and dated Mar.1945, it was printed by Grabhorn press in red and black ink and is original light green paper wraps in a limited printing of 500 copies, It relays words by Raymond Graham Swing,near fine copy, 2) "The Rocky- Bar Mining Company An Episode of Early Wester Promotion and Finance", one of 100 copies and signed by Wheat, published by The Roxburghe and Zamorano Clubs in 1934, pp.12, bound in biege paper wraps with age toning, otherwise near fine, 3) "Pioneer Visitors to Death Valley After the Forty - Niners" ,1939, San Francisco, pp. 22, contents fine, original wraps with light wear and soiling, 4) "Trailing the Forty- Niners Through Death Valley" , 1939, reprinted from Sierra Club Bulletin VXXIV No. 3, June 1939, bound in original paper wraps with dampstain along bound edge, but still very good. Overall, a fine set with original dust wraps and prospectus with 4 additional closely related works and 4 other works by Wheat . Due to size and weight of the set, shipping outside the USA will be extra expense. Fine / Fine. Item #2307

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