"Progress-Report upon Geographical and Geological Explorations and Surveys West of the One Hundredth Meridian, in 1872…", Wheeler, George (Lt)
Subject: Western Surveys, Grand Canyon
Period: 1874 (published)
Color: Black & White
9 x 11.5 inches
22.9 x 29.2 cm
This original report contains plates from the earliest photographs of the Grand Canyon, taken during Wheeler's expedition of 1872. The Grand Canyon plates are: Grand Canon of the Colorado - Mouth of Kanab Wash, Looking East; and Looking South into the Grand Canon - Colorado River. The other plates are: Rain Sculpture - Salt Creek Canon - Utah; and Canon of Kanab Wash - Colorado River - Looking South. There are two maps: Camp at Beaver. Belknap Peak and Vicinity, Utah (9 x 7") uncolored; and Skeleton Map of the Territory of the United States west of the Mississippi River Exhibiting the Relations Existing between lines and areas of Exploration & Surveys… (21 x 16.5") printed color. This map uses fine red overprinting to show the history of explorations throughout the region west of the Mississippi River. It is an index map to surveys with a heavy grid and a legend locating Astronomical Stations, Military Posts, and Telegraph Lines. The area surveyed by Wheeler and King are shown in different shading. The map is near fine with just a few small fold intersection splits. It is disbound from the report. This report is in its original paper wrapper.
The paper wrapper is a bit soiled with some splits along spine and an old owner's name on the cover. Contents, maps and plates are clean and bright, but there is some looseness in binding.