"First Annual Report of the Reclamation Service from June 17 to December 1902 F.H. Newell", U.S. Department of Interior
Subject: Exploration and Surveys, Western United States
Period: 1903 (dated)
Publication: HR Doc. No. 79, 57th Cong., 2d Sess.
Color: Black & White
6 x 9.3 inches
15.2 x 23.6 cm
In June 1902, Congress authorized the sale and dispersal of public lands in certain states and territories for construction of irrigation works for reclamation of arid lands. Nevada, California, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, North and South Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon and Washington all were involved. This report provides an in-depth examination and includes 65 uncolored maps, 26 of which are folding. Numerous sketches, profiles and black and white photographic images of the terrain are interspersed throughout the text. A foldout Map Showing Vacant Public Lands In Arizona shows forest land, reservations and early survey grids. Overall the report presents an excellent and historically important overview of the arid lands west of the Mississippi River. Complete with 317pp., 65 maps, 8vo. Hardbound in original sheepskin with gilt titling over red and black bands on spine.
Contents generally very good with light toning at edges. Several of the folding maps have fold splits mostly due to weakening from age toning along some folds. Front cover separated, spine is loose at front.