Auction 119, Lot 932

"[Lot of 4] Mapping the North American Plains [with] Kansas in Maps [and] Records and Maps of the Old Santa Fe Trail [and] Report on the Exploration of the Country between Lake Superior and the Red River Settlement…",

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1961-87



See Description

1) Mapping the North American Plains, edited by Frederick Luebke, Frances W. Kaye, and Gary E. Moulton, published by the University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Oklahoma. 1987. This book contains eleven important essays on the cartographic history of the American heartland. Illustrated with 101 uncolored maps from the early seventeenth to the twentieth century, 239 pp. 8vo (8.8 x 11.4"), hardbound with illustrated dust jacket in protective sleeve. Minor shelf wear to edges, and some rubbing to jacket.

2) Kansas in Maps, by Robert W. Baughman, Topeka, KS, 1961. This interesting work weaves historic maps into a stirring tale of the Sunflower state's turbulent, adventurous, romantic past. More than 90 maps are illustrated (16 in full color), 104 pp. Folio (10 x 14.5"), hardbound in beige cloth with decorative title on front, with illustrated dust jacket in plastic cover.

3) Records and Maps of the Old Santa Fe Trail, by Kenyon Riddle, West Palm Beach FL, 1963. This work was compiled from original maps and surveys, accounts of early travelers, early military reconnaissance, and from present day traces of this important American trail. Illustrated with 10 black and white photographs, and several maps, 147 pp. 8vo (6.3 x 9.5"), hardbound in original blue cloth with lettering in gilt.

4) Report on the Exploration of the Country between Lake Superior and the Red River Settlement… by S.J. Dawson, Toronto, 1968 reprint edition. This fine book is a reprint of a report originally published in 1859 by the Legislative Assembly in Toronto, and is nicely illustrated with 8 folding maps and numerous charts, unpaginated. Small folio (10.3 x 14.3"), hardbound in brown cloth with gilt title on spine. Near new condition.


Condition: A

All four books are very good to near mint condition.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 5/9/2007