Auction 124, Lot 772

"Map to Illustrate Capt. Bonneville's Adventures among the Rocky Mountains", Colton, Joseph Hutchins

Subject: Western United States

Period: 1854 (published)

Publication: The Adventures of Captain the Rocky Mountains and the Far West

Color: Black & White

17 x 11 inches
43.2 x 27.9 cm

This historical map is based on Fremont's map of the same period. The gold region of California and Sutter City are noted. The expedition party traveled parallel to the course of the Snake and the Columbia Rivers, going as far as Fort Walla Walla before turning back. Fremont's route through California is shown, as well as Kearny's route along the Gila River. Compiled and published by J.H. Colton, No. 86, Cedar Street, New York.

This map is bound in this revised edition, volume X, of Washington Irving's popular works providing an exciting account of Bonneville's three year exploration of the Rocky Mountains. Bonneville did not submit any reports to his superiors in Washington during his hiatus, thus causing the U.S. Army to declare him "virtually deceased," and subsequently removed from the military roster. 428 pp. 12mo. Hardbound in original marbled boards with quarter calf spine and tips. Gilt title on black and red bands on spine. A most handsome volume.

References: Wagner-Camp #67:14.

Condition: A+

The map is fine. The volume contents are also fine, with just minor shelf wear along the edges of the spine and covers.

Estimate: $400 - $600


Closed on 5/7/2008