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Auction 105, Lot 539

"Colorado Exploring Expedition [Set of 8 Panoramic Drawings]", Egloffstein, Baron F.W. von

Subject: United States Western

Period: 1861 (published)

Publication: Report Upon the Colorado River of the West

Color: Black & White

29.8 x 5.4 inches
75.7 x 13.7 cm
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An important set of eight lithographed sketches from the first organized expedition into the Colorado River region - the Ives expedition. This U. S. Government-sponsored expedition of 1857-1858, and the resulting report, contained some of the first images of the Southwest. The titles all begin with "Panoramic View No." and includes 1-8. Shortened titles: "Chemehuevis Valley from monument mountains to Mojave Mountains", "Mojave Valley - From Mojave Mountains to Pyramid Canon", "Cottonwood Valley - From Pyramid Canon to Painted Canon", "Davis Valley - From painted Canon to Black Canon", "Big Canon From Near Hualpais Spring", "Big Canon Near Diamond River", "Big Canon From Colorado Plateau" and "Canon of Cataract Creek and Flax River."


Condition: B

Some slight staining and toning mostly along folds.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $50

Closed on 12/3/2003