Auction 126, Lot 359

"Report upon the Yellowstone National Park to the Secretary of the Interior, by P.W. Norris, Superintendent, for the Year 1879", U.S. Gov't Printing Office

Subject: Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park

Period: 1880 (published)


Color: Black & White

See Description

This scarce 31-page report contains the folding frontis "Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, Wy. Ter." and the folding map, "Yellowstone National Park" (14 x 16"). The map was compiled from P.W. Norris, the maps of F.V. Hayden, who was then conducting his most extensive and final investigations of the region, and the surveys of R.J. Reeves. It is significantly more detailed than its predecessors and contains many named topographic features (many with elevations), Park Headquarters, Mammoth Hot Springs post office, roads, proposed roads, trails, gold mines (just over the border from Mammoth in Montana) and other details. Issued by P.W. Norris, Superintendent of the Yellowstone National Park.

References: Blevins 343.

Condition: A

The disbound report and frontis are fine. Old ink notation on title page at upper corner. The map is also fine less a 5-inch tear from binding trim, poorly closed on verso but with no loss.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/3/2008